KP1988-002 (Early Roman Bulbous Unguentarium) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Unguentarium
Bibliography
Rife et al. 2007, p. 168, fig. 19
Description
Plain, slightly concave base. Globular to bulbous body with maximum diameter in lower third. Tall, cylindrical neck, slightly constricted at base. Everted rim with slightly angular lip. Thin turning scratches across body; single spiral groove at articulation of shoulder and neck. Streaks of excess clay on upper neck.
Fabric description
Fabric: 5YR 7/6, reddish yellow. Slip: 2.5YR 5/8, red. Medium fine clay, consistently fired, with rare, small, subrounded, light (“calcitic”) and very rare, small, angular to subangular, grayish to black rocky inclusions; infrequent, small, round voids. Dip-slipped from rim to base of neck. Thin, streaky, semiglossy slip.
Preservation comment
Intact. Slight, sparse abrasion and pitting; small, very sparse traces of encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.03
Body diameter
0.062
Height
0.085
Rim diameter
0.025
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KP1988-002 (Early Roman Bulbous Unguentarium).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kp1988-002>