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Doganella Amphora fabric

Name: Doganella Amphora fabric Code: ADOG
Distinguishing features: Colour and inclusions
Colour: Light red-orange-grey 2.5YR 6/8-6/6 7.5YR 6/2-5/2 5YR 5/3. Core often grey. Texture: Rough, powdery Strength: Medium-high
Hardness: Medium Resistance: Medium Fracture: Finely irregular
Manufacture: Wheel-hand Firing temperature: Medium Firing atmosphere: Mixed
Surface treatment: None
Clay matrix: Well elutriated
Type Size mm. Colour Mineral % Shape Sorting Note
Crystal <1 Transparent Quartz? 5 Angular Poor  
Particles <5 Orange Grog 5 Rounded Poor  
Particles <1 White Lime 3 Sub-round Poor  
Particles <0.5 Brown ? 3 Rounded Good  
Voids <5 - - <3 Rounded Poor  
Crystal <0.5 Black Augite 1 Angular Poor  
Platelets <0.5 Golden Biotite mica 1 Platelet Good  
Notes: The colour the fabric and the sizes of the more common inclusions were variable.

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