transport amphora / handle
Neck and amygdaloid handle with a gradual curve from a transport amphora. Clay medium orange-brown with grey core; mixed inclusions.. Rectangular stamp at top of handle with Greek inscription and prow? symbol.
- Made in: Knidos
- (Asia,Turkey,Aegean Region (Turkey),Caria,Knidos)
- Found/Acquired: Naukratis
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Nile Delta,Naukratis)
- KT396 (Virginia Grace's unpublished K(nidian) T(ype) series)
- Height: 11.7 centimetres (Max preserved)
- Height: 4 centimetres (Handle)
- Width: 2.3 centimetres (Handle)
- Width: 4.7 millimetres (Stamp)
- Height: 2 millimetres (Stamp)
Inscription Typecontrol mark
Inscription Positiontop of handle
Inscription Contentεπ̣ι̣ Σ̣ωσιφρονος̣| Κνιδιον| Διοδοτο[
Inscription Translationin the term of Sosiphron; of the Knidians; Diodotos
Inscription CommentRectangular stamp. Prow? symbol.
18 January 2008
Remove salts and stabilise as required
Objects have severe soluble salt formation on all surfaces. In places this had caused damage to the surface and structure of the object.
Salts were brushed from the surface under magnification using a small sable brush. If the surface was thought to be stable enough a soft Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler)was used to remove further salt residues.
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Object reference number: GAA72133
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