KE 759 (Middle-Late Roman Amphora with Dipinto) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 194
Typological identification
Unclassified Amphora
Description
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.
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
0.105
Preserved height
0.069
Wall thickness
0.004
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“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>