KE 775 (Early Roman Italian Thin-Walled Cup) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 203
Typological identification
Italian Thin-Walled Ware Marabini Moevs Form 36
Typological identification comment
Marabini Moevs [1973] Form 36 Group A (Augustan)
Hemispherical bowl or cup. Slightly everted rim has plain, rounded lip; distinct groove just below rim on exterior. Base is formed by bead with groove just inside, flat central portion. The decorative scheme has three major components: a band of relatively widely-spaced rouletting below rim, then two grooves above a plain band; two grooves below that above a band of relatively tightly spaced rouletting that descends towards base. Seven concentric grooves, which may be a spiral but are interrupted by a break.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Plaster in-fill prevents direct observation of break but fabric is in general light red to pink with darker core; very few inclusions, rare rounded light. Extant slip varies from dark red to gray.
Preservation comment
Sixteeen joining sherds preserve well over half of circumference of rim, entire base, profile, and over half of vessel overall. Moderate, extensive abrasion and very slight chipping.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, p. 16, no. Gr 37, pl. 4 (B. Adamsheck: “Megarian-like bowl“)
Base Diameter
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Rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 775 (Early Roman Italian Thin-Walled Cup).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>