Jennifer Gates‐Foster

in The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199571451
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Archaeology


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This article provides an overview of the kinds of development that have characterized the study of early Roman pottery by focusing first on the context of Egypto-Roman pottery studies within Egyptian pottery studies more generally. It then turns to an examination of the production of pottery in Roman Egypt and the wares, fabrics, and forms of the kinds that are characteristic of the period, as well as the evidence for imports. A short section on amphoras — both imported and domestic — is also included, along with a final section on directions for future work and suggested reading.

Keywords: Roman pottery; Egypto-Roman pottery studies; Egyptian pottery; Roman Egypt; amphoras

Article.  6964 words. 

Subjects: Archaeology ; Archaeology of the Near East ; Egyptian Archaeology

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