Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Amphore de Pamphylie fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Fine pink fabric (5YR 7/4-8/6) with sparse, subangular red inclusions, tiny flecks of mica, and a few small, rounded, dark inclusions with a self-slip (Slane, 1986: 282 No. 26 Pl. 63). At the Syedra kiln site, the specimens shared a fine, reddish yellow fabric (5YR 6/6, 6/8) with abundant minute white inclusions and many tiny irregular voids; sparse angular or splintery white grains are also present and the surface is micaceous. To the touch, the fabric is soft, soapy and micaceous, with some small white inclusions. The biscuit is fired a single color throughout its thickness (Rauh, 2004: 329). Stamped handles from Perge are orange-beige in colour (7.5YR 7,6) (Laube, 2003: 16-7). A further specimen under observation showed fine, micaceous clay; pink to reddish yellow (5YR 7/4-8/6 and 5YR 6/6-6/8) with red and or white inclusions.

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

Preliminary petrological analysis by Martina Dalinghaus indicates that the clay of the Syedra forms exhibit metamorphic inclusions, mainly pieces of schist, meta-quartz (quartz that has weathered from metamorphic rocks) and phyllitic inclusions. The clay matrix is optically active, red-brown in XP and dark brown in PPL. Larger inclusions consist of quartz-mica-schist, muscovite, chlorite (blue green micaceous inclusions) and chert with radiolara (Rauh, 2004: 329).

Amphora made from this fabric


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