Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Crypta Balbi 2

Distinctive Features

This type is small and with sufficient variation for Arthur (1998) to consider subdividing vessels from the Carminiello ai Mannesi (Naples) into variants A and B. Variant A has a plain rim and round-sectioned handles, while variant B has an everted rim and more ovoid-shaped handles. In both cases the handles are curved and thick, the neck short with an hourglass appearance and the body has a smooth surface and is ovoid, terminating in a short, stubby foot.
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Dated from the fourth to the seventh centuries AD at the Crypta Balbi (Saguì, 2001), while the Naples examples date from the late fifth/early sixth century AD (Arthur, 1998).
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Unknown. The petrology suggests an origin in an area with metamorphic rocks, which could indicate southern Italy, Greece, the Aegean or Asia Minor, but its distribution probably points towards an Italian source - perhaps eastern Sicily or south-western Calabria (Arthur, 1998: 170).
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Naples, Rome, Luni and Carthage, Bodrum (Museum) and in Turkey (Arthur, 1998: 172).
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Principal contributor: David Williams


Carminiello 17

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