KE 850 (Hellenistic Moldmade Cooking Lid) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 230
Typological identification
Unclassified Pottery
Lid with moldmade decoration. From edge in an outermost light groove is partially present; band of rectilinear pattern from left-to-right cross with arms bent at right angles over and under single rectangle to reach next cross with identically bent arms that may reach over two rectangles. The exact disposition of motifs depends on how spread out the extant sherds are around the circumference of the lid; small joins give some uncertainty to this aspect of the restoration. A bead is within the rectilinear band. Within that is a alternating vine with flowers made up of three or four leaves. The top portion of the lid is plain where extant.
Preservation comment
Seven joining sherds preserve just over 1/4 of circumference of edge to near center of lid. Modern plaster fills gaps in extant part of lid.
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 850 (Hellenistic Moldmade Cooking Lid).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>