Ceramiche comuni e contenitori da trasporto di area vesuviana dall'insula del Centenario (IX 8) a Pompei
In: Studi e Ricerche del Parco Archeologico di Pompei: 40, 2020
This paper illustrates the results of the study about coarse ware, cooking ware and amphorae from the “insula del Centenario” in Pompeii.
The project “Pompei, insula del Centenario (IX 8)” was started in 1999 by Bologna University with the partnership of the Soprintendenza of Pompeii and the collaboration of Parma University. The ceramic material from the excavation provided new information about the
history of the insula before the construction of the “Casa del Centenario”. The principal aim of the study is to analyse the most recurrent
shapes of coarse and cooking ware and the clay samples selected from the collected material. For the amphorae the typological study has
identified the Tyrrhenian products, that are the most abundant claims in the insula. The different colours, inclusions, textures and surface
treatments of the fabric samples are here examined in order to identify a possible local provenance.
The cross-check study proved that, from the middle republican age until the first century A.D., the vessels and the amphorae were probably produced in local pottery workshops, supplied by the same clay pits.
Parole chiave: ceramica comune, ceramica da fuoco, anfore, produzione locale, campioni di impasto
Keywords: coarse ware; cooking ware; amphorae; local production; clay samples