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fabric descriptionobject dataarchaeometry
fabric type PAE-G-8
ware Glazed Wares
Paestan Red Figure
supposed site of production Paestum
visual excamination of fresh break reddish yellow, fine granular fracture, few small white inclusions
colour of freshly broken section (munsell) 5YR 6/6
texture of freshly broken surface fine
hardness hard
porosity 2.5%; void form: vughy; void length: 0.025-1
inclusions 2.5%, length: 0.025-0.3
sorting unsorted


mica frequent, angular, very elongate, dark, 0.025-0.12
calciumcarbonate infrequent, well rounded, very spherical, white, 0.05-0.75
reddish inclusions infrequent, rounded, spherical, rust coloured, 0.05
black inclusions infrequent, subrounded, very spherical, black, 0.025-0.15
white inclusions singular, well rounded, subspherical, 0.3
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