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Amphores /
Amphorae

Méthodologie /
Methodology
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 5-6
Classified as: Kellia 187 ; Palestinian bag-shaped ; Pieri 1A ; Pieri 2A ; Pieri 3 ; Pieri 4A ; Pieri 4B ; Pieri 4D ; Césarée 1, ; Benghazi LR 4 ; Egloff 186-190 ; Keay LXVI ; Kuzmanov VI ; Scorpan VI.2-4 ; Peacock -Williams 46 / 62 / 63 ; Zemer 54-55, 60-62 ; Agora K108, M329-330 ; AE 5-6
Conservation Place : Alexandria Graeco-Roman Museum
INVENTORY Inventory No: 12450(1) AI203
Diameter of rim: 11.4 cm
Diameter of foot:
Height: 37 cm
Height of the handles: 5 cm
Section of the handles: Oval
Capacity: 18.99 lt
Description: Complete amphora. Visible cracks on the surface. Covered by calcer.
Recent Bibliography of AE 5-6
Recent Bibliography : EMPEREUR-PICON 1998, p. 78, fig. 6; SENOL-SENOL 2000, p.131, fig.10; SENOL 2003-III, p. 125, no. 48
FABRIC Colour of the clay :2.5 YR 6/6 light red-2.5 YR 5/8 red
Colour of the slip :
Colour of the surface :2.5 Y 8/4  pale yellow
Inclusions :
Calcerious, sandy
Texture : Medium hard
PRODUCTION Production area : Egypt. Mareotis Coasts; Abou Mina, Kom Abou Billou
Production reference :
EMPEREUR 1998, p. 78; BALLET - DIXNEUF 2004, p. 67; BALLET 2007, pp.158-160.
Dispersion : Mediterranean Basin, Egytian centers
Content : Wine
Date : 5th c. AD
Chronology: 5th-6th c. AD
Type AE 5-6 dessin
Drawing Reference : N. Sigalas
Type AE 5-6 photo
Photo Reference : A.K.Senol
AE5-6 Micro
AE5-6 Micro
Microphoto Reference : DI.1739 Microphoto Reference : DI.1751
AE4 Production AE3 dispersion
Production Map Reference : CEAlex Topography service
See AE 5-6 production sites on the coast of Mareotis on detailed Map 6
Dispersion Map Reference: CEAlex Topography service
See dispersion of AE 5-6 in Egypt on detailed Map 7