transport amphora / handle
Oval handle from a transport amphora. Clay medium micaceous red-brown; mixed inclusions. Rectangular stamp at top of handle with Greek inscription and prow symbol.
- 325BC-275BC (circa)
- Made in: Knidos (?)
- (Asia,Turkey,Aegean Region (Turkey),Caria,Knidos)
- Found/Acquired: Naukratis (?)
- (Africa,Egypt,Lower Egypt,Nile Delta,Naukratis)
- Height: 6.3 centimetres (Max preserved)
- Height: 4.5 centimetres (Handle)
- Width: 2.8 centimetres (Handle)
- Width: 2.1 millimetres (Stamp)
- Height: 1.8 millimetres (Stamp)
Inscription Typecontrol mark
Inscription Positiontop of handle
Inscription ContentΠαυσιμα vac
Inscription CommentRectangular stamp. Prow symbol. 1995,0920.45 and 46 are from different dies.
Börker, Chr., 'Die Herkunft der Schiffsbugel-Stempel' in Empereur, J.-Y. and Garlan, Y. (eds), Recherches sur les Amphores Grecques [BCH suppl. XIII], Paris 1986, 474 fig. 1.
Petrie diary, 1884-1885 (EES Archive XVII 47), p.71,30?
8 March 2011
Reason for treatment
Remove soluble salts by brushing consolidate and adhered as required.
Amphora handles covered with salt growth as a result of unstable storage material and high RH. This store had recently been refurbished. After a short period of time soluble salts were observed on objects surface. It was established that the store had not been fully tanked during the refurbished of the store. When the RH achieved 70%, soluble salts quickly formed on objects. The worst effected objects were mainly amphora handles and one burnished vessel 1988.2-8.140See report Capucine Korenberg AR2006/77
Soluble salts brushed with a soft sable brush and puffer to remove most of the residues. The surface of this object has not been greatly affected by this sudden salt efflorescence.
Previously unregistered. Excavated 1884-1885
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA72126
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