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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 4
Classified as: AE 4
Conservation Place : Alexandria Graeco-Roman Museum
INVENTORY Inventory No: P.11654 4 598
Diameter of rim: 13.2 cm
Diameter of foot:
Height: 122 cm
Height of the handles: 28 cm
Section of the handles: Bifide
Capacity: 12 lt
Description: Complete amphora. Twin handles, cylindric body and conic foot. Distinctive projection points on the shoulder and on the middle of the neck.
Recent Bibliography of AE4
Recent Bibliography : EMPEREUR-PICON 1998, p. 78, fig. 5;  SENOL-SENOL 2000, p.131, fig. 9; BRUN 2007, p. 518, fig. 1, p. 521, fig. 2
FABRIC Colour of the clay : 7.5 YR 7/8 reddish yellow
Colour of the slip : 2.5 YR 6/6 light reddish brown (Slightly conserved)
Colour of the surface :
Inclusions :
Calcerious, sandy, few grits
Texture : Medium hard, porous
PRODUCTION Production area : Egypt, Mareotis coast  
Production reference :
EMPEREUR-PICON 1989, p. 228; EMPEREUR 1989, p.605
Dispersion : East Mediterranean, Meroe, Egytian centers, Pompei, Ostia, Cyprus, S. Anatolian coasts
Content : Wine
Date : Late 1st c. AD
Chronology: 1st - late 2nd c. AD
AE3 dessin
Drawing Reference :
N. Sigalas
Photo Reference :
AE1 Micro
AE1 Micro
Microphoto Reference : DI.1865 Microphoto Reference : DI.1968
AE4 Production AE3 dispersion
Production Map Reference :
See detailed Map 8