KP1956-034 (Late Byzantine North Italian Roulette-Ware Bowl) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Byzantine Glazed Pottery
Typological identification comment
Gelichi‘s Roulette Ware=Williams‘ Veneto Ware = Vroom [2005] Type LByz/Fr 13
See in general T. S. MacKay, “More Byzantine and Frankish Pottery from Corinth,“ Hesperia 36.3 (1967), pp. 254-255, nos. 11-13, fig. 1, pl. 62; C. Williams and O. H. Zervos, “Frankish Corinth: 1991,“ Hesperia 61.2 (1992), pp. 151-154, fig. 7.
Deep carinated bowl. Slightly splayed ring foot has concave outer face. Wall slightly convex below carination and flaring straight above. Six overlapping rows of chattering (“rouletting“) on upper exterior. Ca. late 13th-early 14th century.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
2.5YR 6/8 (reddish orange). Fabric is somewhat hard, medium fine, with few, small, subrounded to subangular, inclusions (sandy?). Thin, even, white slip. Somewhat thick, most even, mottled, bright green glaze fired hot to create craquelure and numerous clustered bubbles on all surfaces.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves small part of upper body. Slight, sparse chipping around edges; specks of encrustation; incipient vitreous erosion.
Estimated body diameter
Preserved height
Wall thickness
Has geographic origin
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KP1956-034 (Late Byzantine North Italian Roulette-Ware Bowl).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <>