KP429 (Pontic Sigillata Platter) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Pontic Sigillata Zhuravlev Form 6
Typological identification comment
Like a very large form of Zhuravlev Form 6 (within 6.1, but thin rim and sharp turn beneath are looking toward 6.2 and 6.3).
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 description
Fabric: 5YR 7/6, reddish yellow. Slip: 2.5YR 6/8, orange. 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
One sherd preserves ca. 5% of rim and small part of upper body. Very slight, sparse abrasion, otherwise clean breaks; sparse specks to patches of encrustation.
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Estimated rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KP429 (Pontic Sigillata Platter).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <>