KE 759 (Middle to Late Roman Amphora with Dipinto) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 194
Typological identification
Unclassified Amphora
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.
Preservation comment
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.
Estimated neck diameter
Preserved height
Wall thickness
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“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. <>