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) Ϲ(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 to Late Roman 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/ke0759>