Thin-walled amphora with rounded shoulder with cylindrical, tapering neck. Sharply written dipinto on central neck across articulation of shoulder-neck in two hands: 1) (upside down nearer top of vessel) ?]φ ; 2) (sideways from top of vessel downward) Ⲥ (sublinear dot) | Κγ ‘ .
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Core out toward surface: 5YR6/2, pinkish gray. Surface interior and exterior: 5YR 8/3, pink. Hard, very granular fabric; splintery break; gritty surface. Numerous, well sorted, subrounded and subangular, mixed, small white, black, red, and brown particles; rare elongated voids. Slight wash and faint, inconsistent brushing.
One large sherds preserves ca. 20% of upper shoulder to lower neck. Very slight abrasion around edges; worn break; very thin, extensive film of encrustation.
“KE 759 (Middle-Late Roman Amphora with Dipinto).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0759>