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Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 386
Typological identification
Large bulbous unguentarium with narrow neck. Three widely spaced, deep grooves on body above widest point. Slightly concave base.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric is discolored by marine exposure: surface is now predominantly gray with buff patches but it seems likely that the buff color is closer to the original. Fine with very frequent, varied, angular, sand inclusions.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves entire body to just below turning to narrow neck. Somewhat extensive, moderate abrasion and pitting across surface; worn breaks; infrequent marine encrustation and vermetid casings. Weathering consistent with marine submersion.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, p. 121, no. RC 35, pl. 33 (B. Adamsheck)
Ceramic (Material)
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. <>