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Amphores /

Méthodologie /
Amphores produites en Égypte /
Egyptian amphorae
AE 1 AE 2
AE 3 AE 4
AE 3 late
AE 5-6 AE 7
Bibliographie récente/
Recent bibliography
Calcul du volume d'une amphore /
Calculate the volume of an amphora
TYPOLOGY Egyptian Amphora TYPE 2
Classified as: AE 2
Conservation Place: Alexandria Graeco-Roman Museum
INVENTORY Inventory No: 233
Diameter of rim: 13 cm
Diameter of foot: 2 cm
Height: 92.5 cm
Height of the handles: 22 cm
Section of the handles: Oval
Capacity: 27.95 lt
Description: Outcut rim, horizontal handles oval in section, ovoid body and solid conical toe. Body and the rim are restorated.
Recent Bibliography : CANKARDES-SENOL 2007, p.152, fig. 240; BOURRIAU-FRENCH 2007, p. 133, fig.3-7; MARANGOU-MARCHAND 2007, p. 289, fig. 138-139
FABRIC Colour of the clay : 5 YR 5/4 reddish brown
Colour of the slip : 5 YR 7/4 pink
Colour of the surface :
10 R 6/4 pale red
Inclusions :
Calcerious, sandy
Texture : Medium hard
PRODUCTION Production area : Egypt Coasts of Mareotis Lake, Tell el Haraby
Production reference :
EMPEREUR- PICON 1998, p.77; MAJCHEREK-EL-SHENNAWI 1992, pp.129-136
Dispersion :
Eastern Mediterranean and Egytian centers
Content : Wine
Date : Late 2nd c. BC
Chronology: 2nd c. BC- first half of the 1st c. BC
AE2 dessin
AE2 photo
Drawing Reference :
N. Sigalas
Photo Reference :
AE1 Micro
AE1 Micro
Microphoto Reference : DI.1921 Microphoto Reference : DI.1913
AE1 Production AE1 Production
Production Map Reference CEAlex Topography Service
See detailed Map 2
Dispersion Map Reference
CEAlex Topography Service
See dispersion in Egypt on
Map 3