KE 594 (Middle Byzantine Regional Flask or Canteen) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 155
Cited by
SlaneWright1980b, pp. 548-549 (rev. KenchreaiIV: “middle Byzantine“)
Comparanda
cf. CorinthXI, pp. 42, 184, no. 64, pl. III.B.a (C. Morgan)
Description
Flask or canteen (askodaulos). Tapering neck, grooved at attached to rounded body with flat front and back faces and outward sloping shoulder. One extant face is decorated with at least three concentric circles in dark paint; these overlap with the edge of the shoulder and their center is left of the neck; to left these circles is a straight (diagonal) stroke. Probably regional product, 10th-11th centuries.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Slightly granular fabric fired to very pale red with small to very small, angular and subrounded, light (lime) chunks. Surface pale (2.5Y 8/3, ”pale yellow”).
Published as
KenchreaiIV, p. 136, no. RC 75, pl. 38 (B. Adamsheck)
Estimated diameter lower bound
0.14
Estimated diameter lower bound
0.14
Estimated diameter upper bound
0.165
Wall thickness
0.009-0.012
Other Dimensions
0.085-0.105 est. body Th.
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
7.5YR 8/4
Drawing
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 594 (Middle Byzantine Regional Flask or Canteen).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0594>