Amphora Fragments



A large amphora restored from different sherds. The amphora has a ring base, a tall and round body with a cylindrical tall neck, an everted flat topped rim and a pair of short vertical loop handles attached above the widerst body. It is decorated in the White Painted III or II type with matt brown circular bands along the base, the middle and upper body and the neck. In between the circular bands of the middle body there are two zig zag parallel lines in brown paint from one handle to the other. On the shoulder of the amphora just below the neck there are three narrow panels of a brown stacked chevrons framed by with three vertical lines on each side of the panel. The top of the wide rim has parallel brown lines and the edge of its interior is also painted in dark brown. The handles are painted in dark brown and their shape is also shadowed on the shoulder of the amphora. The clay is thick walled, gritty and buff brown and it was evenly fired medium hard. The surface has a plain finish. Five sherds from the same amphora are kept separately.