KE 1487 (Pontic Sigillata Two-Handled Cup with Barbotine Decoration) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Comment
DRAWN2022
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 383
Typological identification
Pontic Sigillata (Unclassified)
Typological identification comment
Zhuravlev [2010] Form 32.5
Comparanda
cf. Ke1268-P0348
Comparanda
cf. MartyPeppers1979, pp. 144, 157-158, 452, nos. A34, A37, figs. 15:c, 15:f, 105:h (Tower 14 Neronian deposit)
Description
Small two-handled cup with short everted rim and rounded body; six barbotine lozenges (four to left of handle, two very small to the right). The extant slip is thickest right under rim, of variable thickness on outer surface, with interior surface nearly plain further down inner wall.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fine, consistently fired fabric with very few tiny, light inclusions. Light red fabric and darker slip, both affected by marine exposure.
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds preserve 25% of rim and upper profile of rounded wall; one handle intact. Slip is largely extant, though flaking in patches. Extensive, slight abrasion and scratching; worn breaks; rare specks of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, pp. 71-72, no. ER 59a, pl. 18, fig. 8 (B. Adamsheck)
Handle width
0.0075
Wall thickness
0.0028
Material
Ceramic (Material)
File
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 1487 (Pontic Sigillata Two-Handled Cup with Barbotine Decoration).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke1487>