KE 1255 (Eastern Sigillata A Dish, possibly related to Hayes Forms 45 and 46 ) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Published catalog entry
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 335
Typological identification
Unclassified Eastern Sigillata A
Small dish with flaring rim and ring foot. The form is not in Hayes1985, though it may be a dish, meaning flatter in relation to its height, version of the cups Hayes form 45 and 46 that initiate Italian forms. The low flaring rim is offset from floor by short rounded rise that curves to concave band that forms most of the inner rim profile. Simple rounded lip. The outer face of the rim is rounded over a distinct flange. The overall profile of the rim is similar to the rims of Hayes form 45 and 46 ESA cups that are themselves slightly simplified and more rounded versions of Italian cups. This piece, however, is too flat to be called a cup. The short ring foot is marked off from outer floor by slightly irregular tooling. The underside of the floor is nearly flat, with distinct fine turning spiral.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric discolored by marine submersion. Some voids from turning on exterior. Slip dark red where most thickly preserved.
Preservation comment
Four joining sherds preserve profile and small percentage of rim in two parts. Slip abraded by marine exposure.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, p. 58, no. ER 28, pl. 15 (B. Adamsheck)
Base Diameter
Rim diameter
Estimated rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 1255 (Eastern Sigillata A Dish, possibly related to Hayes Forms 45 and 46 ).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <>