KE 268 (Late Roman North Syrian Mortarium) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Writing
true
Writing transcription
ΔΙΟΝ|Ε̣ΙΚΟΥ
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 54
Typological identification
North Syrian Mortarium
Bibliography
J. Hayes, ”North Syrian Mortaria” Hesperia 36.4 (1967), pp. 337-347, no. 153 <https://doi.org/10.2307/147367>
Bibliography
Kenchreai IV, p. 142, no. RC 92, fig. 11 (B. Adamsheck).
Description
Large mortarium. Thick flaring upper wall, slightly convex. Heavy drooping rim. Rim has sharp turn from inner wall to flat upper face and then turns down to rounded outer edge; slight tooled hook underneath, with rounded transition to outer wall. Five light turning grooves on interior wall just below rim, perhaps not intentional. Stamp in two lines across rim: ΔΙΟΝ|Ε̣ΙΚΟΥ, traces of simple box-frame above ΟΝ in line 1.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Coarse fabric fired to “weak red’ (10R 5/4) with frequent inclusions: occasional large black angular chunks and rounded lime; very frequent small bits including angular reddish, angular light, and angular black; other tiny bits. Surface self-slipped, very slight darker than fabric.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves ca. 7% of rim and small part of uppermost wall. Slight to moderate, extensive abrasion and pitting; worn breaks.
Preserved height
0.063
Estimated rim diameter
0.58
Wall thickness
0.014
Has geographic origin
Syria
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 5/4
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 268 (Late Roman North Syrian Mortarium).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0268>