KE 437 (Hellenistic-Roman Jar with Text in Relief) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 107
Bibliography
Kenchreai IV, p. 136, no. RC 74, pl. 38 (“6th century [A.D.] or later“; B. Adamsheck)
Description
Cylindrical vessel: jar? Flat bottom but bevelled outer edge.Turning marks on exterior and turning bands on interior. Thin applied clay in letters on bottom, reading from outside inward in radiating lines(?): ΘΙ̣ [ | Ο Ι Α̣ [
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 5YR 6/3 (light reddish brown). Slip: 5YR 4/3 (reddish brown). Slightly gritty, hard fabric, consistently fired, with very small, angular, black chunks (carbonous?) and frequent, small sparkles (quartzite). Thin, matte, slightly mottled slip on interior.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves ca. 15% of base and small part of lower wall. Slight, large chips and slight gouging; worn breaks; scattered specks to patches of thin encrustation on exterior but large patches on interior attaching to glaze.
Estimated base diameter
0.2
Preserved height
0.041
Wall thickness
0.06
Belongs to Historical Period
Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 437 (Hellenistic-Roman Jar with Text in Relief).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0437>