KE 368 (Middle Byzantine White Ware Bowl/Plate with Impressed Medallion) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 81
Typological identification
Byzantine Glazed Pottery
Typological identification comment
Morgan‘s Impressed Ware in White/Red Biscuit
Kenchreai IV, p. 104, no. LRB 51, pl. 25 (“sgraffito“: B. Adamsheck)
For same motif in “Incised-Sgraffito Medallion Style,“ see Corinth XI, p. 281, no. 1157, pl. XLIV:f (C. Morgan).
Shallow bowl or plate. Low foot, slightly splayed; wide body. On floor stamped medallion (before slip and glaze): bird standing right with foliage (fronds?) to upper left and lower right; form is schematic and details are blunt. Green glaze on interior; yellow glaze on exterior.
Fabric description
Pinkish white. Fabric is soft, somewhat fine, with very small, infrequent, sand grains; distinct biscuit shows lamellar formation. Thin, even white slip. Thick but uneven lead glaze in rich to dark green (added copper oxide) and yellow (added iron oxide), fired to faint craquelure and sparse pinprick bubbles.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves center of floor and 75% of base. Slight, somewhat extensive abrasion and chipping especially around breaks.
Base Diameter
Preserved height
Belongs to Historical Period
Byzantine (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Bird (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KE 368 (Middle Byzantine White Ware Bowl/Plate with Impressed Medallion).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <>