KE 12 (Eastern Sigillata A Hayes Form 26) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Area B (northwest side of harbor)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 7
Typological identification
Eastern Sigillata A Hayes Form 26
Cited by
Hayes1985, p. 26 (“tipo incerta“; EAA-Atlante II)
Cup or chalice. Flaring rim with grooves above and below; wide convex band forms transition to outer wall, then a set of grooves (one deep) above row of ovolo. The single sherd preserving one molded figure depicts a naked male striding to left of scene with cloth draped over left arm and strap over right shoulder and diagonally across torso; right arms extends to next motif, which is absent but for uncertain blob in front of figure.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Very slightly granular fabric consistently fired to very light red; no visible inclusions, though the sherd is slightly encrusted by plaster which obscures the details of the fabric. The darker red slip is thin and very distinct from the fabric.
Preservation comment
Two non-joining small sherds, one body and one rim, from same vessel (as indicated by circumstance of excavation?). Slight, extensive abrasion and flaking/pitting across surface with rare large chips; somewhat worn breaks. Frequent small chips on surface show fabric under slip. The appliqué figure is quite well preserved, though with wear at prominent points.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, p. 61, no. ER 36, pl. 16 (B. Adamsheck)
Preserved height
Estimated rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 7/6 (light red)
Surface (slip) Munsell reading
10R 5/8 (red)
Suggested citation
“KE 12 (Eastern Sigillata A Hayes Form 26).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <>