KE 1138 (Thymiaterion in form of Altar) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
Mi 291
Fragments of a thymaterion in the form of an altar or bomiskos. Tall floral acroterion at top corner; attaching panel has bead and reel molding above alternating rosettes and palmettes with S-shaped scrolls below. Beneath is a dentillated cornice and a cyma recta. The base molding has egg and dart.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fine, somewhat soft, orange buff clay; traces of white paint.
Preservation comment
Three joining fragments (Ke1139a+b+c) preserve roughly one third of upper surface; two nonjoining fragments (Ke1139a/b) preserve roughly one third of base. Slight, sparse abrasion; scattered specks of encrustation in grooves.
Preserved height
Preserved length
Preserved width
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 1138 (Thymiaterion in form of Altar).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <>