Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Hammamet fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Relatively coarse-grained sandy fabric with visible quartz and limestone inclusions.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

All the fabrics are characterised by inclusions which are relatively coarse-grained, more or less abundant, and mainly composed of quartz, with microfossils and limestone fragments in subordinate quantities. The coarser quartz grains (up to more than 1 mm across) exhibit a rounded shape and opaque surfaces that are typical aeolian characteristics. There is some variability in textural and technical features. Two groups of fabrics (A and E) are more common than the rest. Group A shows an inclusion-poor matrix and a well-sorted (possibly added) temper, while in Group E the matrix is rich in quartz and foraminifera and the temper is moderately or poorly-sorted (Capelli, 2004). Claudio Capelli

Amphora made from this fabric

 

i Hammamet 1

i Hammamet 2

i Hammamet 3