Roman Amphorae: a digital resource

University of Southampton, 2005 (updated 2014)

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Libyan Gargaresh fabric

Fabric Visual Characteristics

Gargaresh fabric is a clear beige colour and well elutriated. A hard rough sandy fabric. It is can also be red in colour (2.5YR 5/8 to 4/8).

Fabric Petrological Characteristics

A fine groundmass of iron-rich and limestone inclusions, with frequent small skeleton material of a size around 0.1mm and angular and rounded grains of quartz, together with a some microfossils and other small calcareous material.

Amphora made from this fabric


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