KE 613 (Late Hellenistic Bowl with Molded Decoration) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Writing transcription
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 162
Cited by
Hellström1986, p. 173 (rev. KenchreaiIV: “nothing to do with Eastern Sigillata A“)
Cited by
SlaneWright1980b, p. 548 (rev. KenchreaiIV: “Pergamene“)
Hemispherical bowl. Low ring foot. Walls display molded relief. Description of decoration adapted from KenchreaiIV], p. 17-18: “A plain medallion foot is encircled by five stylized laurel leaves. Between each leaf is a fan palmette above three dots and flanked by trefoil leaves. A potter’s signature between the leaves reads as ΑΡΙϹΤ[ΟΝΕΙΚΟΥ. A molded ring marks the limit of the decoration.“
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fine, light red fabric with laminar break and frequent tiny micaceous glistening bits; slightly darker core. Slip is thickest on interior where it is slightly darker red; nearer in color to fabric on exterior, though also more worn.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves 80% of base and large part of adjacent lower wall. Extensive, slight abrasion and large area of erosion with flaking; red slip is worn, particularly on high point of molded decoration but extant on all surface; worn breaks; extensive film of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, pp. 17-18, no. Gr 41a, pl. 3 (“Hellenistic Eastern Sigillata A“)
Preserved height
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 6/6 (light red)
Suggested citation
“KE 613 (Late Hellenistic Bowl with Molded Decoration).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>