KE 613 (Late Hellenistic Bowl with Molded Decoration) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Writing transcription
ΑΡΙϹΤ[ΟΝΕΙΚΟ]Υ
Comment
DRAWN2022
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“)
Description
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
0.021
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 6/6 (light red)
File
Photograph
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. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0613>