The belly-amphora has a continuous profile from lip to foot. It is usually lidded.
Type B amphora
The most typically occurring form is termed
Type B, characterised by the combination of round handles, the mouth's straight lip, and the convex profile of the one-piece foot
(termed 'echinus'). The shape is old, dating back to the seventh century, and continuing to be produced until the
Type A amphora
the third quarter of the sixth century, a new, more elaborate type is introduced. Type A amphorae are recognisable by their
flat, flanged handles,
often decorated with ivy, and two-part ('stepped') foot.
Type C amphora
A third type, Type C, is less common. Like Type B it has a one-piece foot, but the lip is round ('torus') rather than