Amphora with elongated, slim body

(date uncertain)

The Arbatax sea has returned and keeps on returning evidence of the past. Including the amphorae representing one of the most frequent finds.

This amphora, recovered by the Lieutenancy of Arbatax in 1992, is 71 cm high and has a circumference of 38 cm. It has a tapered, slim body narrowing towards the tip; the cylindrical neck with indistinct rim is flanked by short handles. For its elongated body it can be assimilated to a spatheion, but its body is wider. It could be associated to some Egyptian productions. Dates uncertain.

Fig. 1 - Amphora, from the Arbatax sea (Salvi et alii 2005, p. 86).


  • A. CARAVALE, I. TOFFOLETTI, Anfore antiche. Conoscerle e identificarle, Atripalda 1998, p. 128.
  • D. SALVI, P. BERNARDINI, M.R. MANUNTZA, G. GASPERETTI, (a cura di L. PUTZU, E. GAUDINA), Tesori riscoperti dalla terra e dal mare: la Guardia di Finanza in Sardegna, Cagliari 2005, p. 86.