KE 679 (Kenchreai IV RC22e Amphora with Dipinto) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Published catalog entry
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/ke/kenchreai-vol4-rc22e
Writing
true
Writing transcription
ξ(έσται) κγ’ β”
Logical part of
Area C (north end of harbor, including mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 185
Typological identification
Kenchreai IV RC22e Amphora
Bibliography
Kenchreai IV, p. 117, no. RC 22e, pl. 29 (B. Adamsheck)
Description
Rounded shoulder. Narrow neck, slightly bulging. Rim is thickened with vertical, oval profile, rounded upper lip and slightly hooked underneath. Two oval loop handles extend from upper neck to just past join of neck and body; slightly irregular ridge on upper face. Dipinto in red paint survives intact: ΞΚΘΒ = ξ(έσται) κγ’ β” (interpunct between ksi and kappa).
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Very slightly granular fabric fired to light red (2.5YR 7/6) with rare to uncommon, small, angular white (lime) inclusions, and tiny “quartz” flakes (or silvery mica?) glistening in direct sunlight. Surface is pale (7.5YR 8/2, “pink”). Thin, even wash, interior surface plain and a closer light red to fabric.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves entire rim, neck, both handles, and upper shoulder. Slight abrasion but surface in good condition; clean breaks; rare specks of encrustation.
Handle width
0.021
Rim diameter
0.146e0
Wall thickness
0.045
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 679 (Kenchreai IV RC22e Amphora with Dipinto).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0679>