KP1956-003 (Early Roman Corinthian Cinerary Urn) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Conservation
Roughly one third of body and rim restored with white plaster.
Description
Flat bottom. Wide, deep, cylindrical body slanting unevenly to one side.. Wide, irregular, horizontal flange with impressed piecrust decoration at 0.032 m below rim; wide indentation pressed in by finger immediately below it ftom attachment. Rim tapers sharply upward from flange in three distinct steps: bottom one is slightly concave on exterior; middle one has thin line incised around top; and top one forms vertical, rounded lip. Four horizontal grooves inscribed on body: one at 0.018 m above base; two just above midpoint; one at 0.029 m below flange. Horizontal, spined, strap handle just above midpoint of body, attached over double groove. Seven horizontal zones of painted decoration extending from 0.032 m above base up to just below flange: 1) one tall, straight, solid band in red; 2) one very thin, long-wavey line in light brown; 3) one somewhat tall, straight, solid band in black or brown; 4) one wide, long-wavey line in black; 5) triple short, straight, solid lines in dark red or brown; 6) one somewhat thin, short-wavey line in red; 7) intermittent row of angular, vertical figures, perhaps hatching or chevrons, in black. Narrow, solid band in black painted around top surface of flange.
Fabric description
Fabric: 5YR 7/4, pink. Hard, fine Corinthian buff fabric; cf. KP1956-004, Corinthian transitional and early Broneer Type XXVII lamps. Dull, thin, uneven, somewhat flakey, faded paint in mostly dense brushstrokes, preserved only in scattered patches.
Other number or identifier
CP2272
Preservation comment
28 variously joining fragments preserve over three quarters of vessel. Moderate to heavy, extensive abrasion and slight, extensive pitting and scoring; large, moderate patches of encrustation around base.
Base Diameter
0.262
Height
0.273
Rim diameter
0.153
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KP1956-003 (Early Roman Corinthian Cinerary Urn).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kp1956-003>