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Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 10
Bibliography
Kenchreai IV, p. 141, no. RC 88b, pl. 38 at lower right (B. Adamsheck)
Comparanda
Agora V, p. 16, no. F 62, pl. 72 (Group F dated last three quarters of 1st century B.C., but unpublished parallel P 7969 comes from Augustan fill); sim. Slane 1986, pp. 290, 291, 311-312, no. 84, fig. 13 (local product; Early Roman Cellar Building).
Description
Deep large basin. Heavy, slightly drooping, rilled rim. Round-in-profile, horizontal handle with deep grooves partially extant, thumb-pressed left attachment is over rim, right under. Vertical flaring walls.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Slightly coarse fabric with occasional medium angular limes chunks and other mostly light with some dark small to tiny bits. Uneven slip on upper rim is matte and thick in places, darker than fabric (2.5YR 4/2, “weak red”) where thickest; slip in small part of extant interior wall is lighter (5YR 6/4, “light reddish brown”). Extant exterior unslipped.
Preservation comment
One heavy sherd preserves <5% of rim with roughly half of one attached handle. Slight to moderate, extensive abrasion, flaking, and sparse chipping; worn breaks.
Preserved height
0.039
Estimated rim diameter
0.38
Wall thickness
0.09
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
2.5YR 6/4
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 17 (Early Roman Basin).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0017>