KE 474 (Late Roman Athenian Red-Slip Plate) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Hayes dated late 4th-early 5th c. in register.
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 113
Typological identification
Athenian Late Roman Red-Slip ARS Hayes 61 Imitation
Kenchreai IV, no. LRB 23a, pp. 94-95, pl. 22 (B. Adamsheck).
Agora V, no. L 59, p. 80, pls. 36, 70.
Plate with flat floor and overhanging thicker rim. An Athenian imitation of African Red-Slip Hayes form 61B. Thickened triangular rim has slight hook underneath. Stamped decoration inside two concentric grooves around center of floor. Of 10 identical stamps, 9 are at least partially extant: rosette surrounded by hatched square border; all have approximately same orientation so are not radial to center. Follows ARS style A(ii). The slip bears brush marks, some applied when vessel rotating; some on floor outside concentric grooves are straight and so later touchup, the start or end of one stroke is extant and created a slight depression in the floor, suggesting a somewhat stiff brush.
Fabric description
Fine fabric fired light red, occasional small dark rounded and angular stone, rare small lime. Thin matte fabric distinctly darker red than fabric.
Preservation comment
Five joining sherds preserve profile and over half of rim circumference. Surface flaking away in patches. Ancient encrustation. Two patches of modern plaster infilling.
Rim diameter
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
2.5YR 7/6
Suggested citation
“KE 474 (Late Roman Athenian Red-Slip Plate).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <>