KP429/KP281 (Middle Roman Pontic Platter) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Unclassified Pontic Sigillata
Platter. Widely flaring upper body with horizontal, slightly downturned rim. Three grooves with rounded ridges on lateral upper face of rim and evenly spaced radiating marks on outer lip. Fine craftsmanship: well executed slip and very thin wall.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 5YR 7/6, reddish yellow. Slip: 2.5YR 6/8, orange. Hard, very slight granular fabric, consistently fired, with rare, small, elongated and rounded, light (“calcitic”) inclusions. Thin, lightly smoothed, semiglossy slip, slightly darker in color than fabric over rim to orange where thickest, best preserved on interior and exterior walls.
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds (KP281) and one nonjoining sherd from same vessel (KP429) preserve ca. 20% of rim and small part of floor. KP429: slight, sparse abrasion, otherwise clean breaks; sparse specks to patches of encrustation.
Preserved height
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Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
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KP281/KP429 (Middle Roman Pontic Sigillata Platter)

Suggested citation
“KP429/KP281 (Middle Roman Pontic Platter).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <>