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transport amphora / handle

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    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.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 325BC-275BC (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 7 centimetres (Max preserved)
    • Height: 4.2 centimetres (Handle)
    • Width: 2.7 millimetres (Handle)
    • Width: 2 millimetres (Stamp)
    • Height: 1.9 millimetres (Stamp)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        control mark
      • Inscription Script

      • Inscription Position

        top of handle
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Translation

      • Inscription Comment

        Rectangular stamp. Prow symbol. 1995,0920.45 and 46 are from different dies.
  • Curator's comments

    Petrie diary, 1884-1885 (EES Archive XVII 47), p.32, 1

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    8 March 2011

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    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 1988.2-8.140

    See report Capucine Korenberg AR2006/77

    Treatment details

    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.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Previously unregistered. Excavated 1884-1885

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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