Fragments of B ware amphorae

B ware amphorae were made in the eastern Mediterranean and North Africa, especially Greece, Turkey and Tunisia.  They were used to hold wine and olive oil.  B ware has been found at a number of sixth century sites in south-west England including Tintagel and South Cadbury.  The 211 sherds found at Whithorn are the largest collection in nothern Britain.   A neck fragment and three body sherds from B ware amphorae.  These were tall wheel-thrown vessels with round or pointed bases.  Some had handles either side of the neck.
Object no :
WTPO003n
Creator :
NA
Place of Production :
eastern Mediterranean
Dimensions :
NA
Materials :
pottery
Location :
NA
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