KP429 (Middle Roman Pontic Platter) [permalink] [show fewer links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Pontic Sigillata (Unclassified)
Description
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
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.
Preserved height
0.018
Preserved width
0.04
Estimated rim diameter
0.255
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph