Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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LRA 7 fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Typical Nile alluvial clay. Distinctive hard drab chocolate-brown fabric (centering around Munsell 10YR 4/4) enlivened by occasional plates of golden mica, small pieces of white limestone and frequent elongate voids which once held organic material burnt out during firing.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Frequent grains of subangular quartz, average size 0.05-0.30 mm, with a sparse scatter of slightly larger grains, together with pyroxene, flecks of muscovite and biotite mica, plagioclase feldspar and occasional limestone. Some samples display voids which once contained chaff or grass (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 52).

Amphora made from this fabric

 

i Late Roman Amphora 7

i Amphore Égyptienne Bitronconique 3

i Peacock & Williams 52

i Bailey Type A

i Egloff 172