Petrofabric: Cyprus/Paphos/Fine fabric with clay lumps and clay striations

Name, Origin, & Material

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General Information

Paphos

Vessels  3


Cooking pot
Kyrenia Ship
Late 4th c. - early 3th c. BCE
Early Hellenistic


Amphora
Ashkelon
Iron Age IIC


Skyphos
Paphos/Nea Paphos
late 4th - 3rd c. BCE
Hellenistic

Break Photos  1


Skyphos
Paphos/Nea Paphos
late 4th - 3rd c. BCE
Hellenistic

Petrographic Samples  1




Iron Age IIC

Magnification:
Polarized Light?
XPL

Description

The fabric is fine, moderately calcareous, with well sorted inclusions showing unimodal grain size distribution. This is a homogeneous group in terms of composition and size of inclusions. It is characterised by the presence of textural concentration features - clay lumps and clay striations. The inclusions consist of quartz, feldspar, chert, serpentinite, micrite lumps, and mica (both white mica and biotite). Moreover, secondary calcite is unevenly dispersed throughout a number of thin sections. The clay matrix is mottled, predominantly brown and grey in PPL, reddish brown to dark grey in XP and usually optically inactive.

Paphos

Associated Wares/Ware Families

Associated Kilns/Workshops

Site Distribution

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Kyrenia Ship (Cyprus/Kyrenia Mountains and North Coast)

Paphos/Nea Paphos (Cyprus/Western South Coast)

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