KE 1490 (Large Unguentarium) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Comment
DRAWN2022
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 386
Typological identification
Unguentarium
Bibliography
Kenchreai IV, p. 121, no. RC 35, pl. 33 (B. Adamsheck)
Description
Large bulbous unguentarium. Three widely spaced, deep grooves on body above widest point. Slight concave base.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric is discolored by marine exposure. Fine with very frequent varied angular sand inclusions.
Preservation comment
Single sherd preserving essentially all of the body to just below turning to narrow neck. Surface has marine encrustation and the surface is now predominantly gray with buff patches, it seems likely that the buff color is closer to the original. Marine animal encrustation and adhering plaster on exterior surface.
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 1490 (Large Unguentarium).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke1490>