Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Tripolitanian fine fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

The finer Tripolitanian fabric is hard, with rough surfaces and a hackly fracture in which some quartz grains can be seen, pinkish-red (10YR 6/6) in colour, and with white surfaces resulting from the use of saline water. The finer Tripolitanian fabric has been attested at the Zitha kiln.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

In thin section the finer Tripolitanian fabric displays a groundmass which is relatively clean with a scatter of fine quartz grains average size 0.05 mm across. Occasional large quartz grains up to 0.5 mm occur, with a few fragments of cryptocrystalline limestone (Peacock & Williams, 1986: Class 36).

Amphora made from this fabric


i Tripolitanian 3

i Ancient Tripolitanian Amphora

i Tripolitanian 1

i Tripolitanian 2