Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Kapitän 2 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

The most common fabric is hard, rough orange-red (2.5YR 5/8), sometimes with a pale grey core, more usually noted on the handles. Frequent inclusions of quartz are present, with some grains up to 4mm across, together with occasional reddish-grey fragments of ferruginous sandstone. A combination of distinctive fabric and highly individual form normally make this amphora easily recognizable. A second fabric has been noted which occurs in a fine and hard, creamy-buff (10YR 8/4) fabric covered with a pale creamy slip (Bezeczky, 2005).

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

The main orange-red fabric is dominated by ill-assorted, subrounded grains of quartz and quartzite up to about 1mm across. A few flecks of white mica are scattered throughout, with a little plagioclase and potash feldspar, chert and lava fragments (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 47). The less common second fabric is much finer-grained and lacks the volcanic inclusions (Bezeczky, 2005).

Comments

Equivalent to: P&W AM 47 of the National Roman Fabric Reference Collection (Tomber & Dore, 1998: 109)

Amphora made from this fabric

 

i Kapitän 2