Thin-walled ware from Kom al-Ahmer (Alexandria, Egypt)


  • Cristina Mondin



Thin-walled, Roman pottery, Egypt, Kom al-Ahmer, Western Nile Delta


In the 2019 excavation season, a part of a Roman house was excavated; thirteen well-preserved forms of thin-walled beakers
and bowls were found among the material culture. The vessels’ fabric and surface treatments allow their provenance to be
hypothesised from numerous production sites. Until today, no thin-walled ware kilns have been attested in the Western Nile
Delta; however, the technical characteristics of the fabric and the abundance of clay in this area can suggest the existence
of a regional production for two of these forms.


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How to Cite

Mondin, C. (2023). Thin-walled ware from Kom al-Ahmer (Alexandria, Egypt). Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautorum Acta, 47, 149-.