KE 1529 (Late Roman Amphora 1 with dipinto) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Modern chronology
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/day1963-08-01
Writing
true
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 406
Typological identification
Late Roman Amphora 1
Description
Amphora with high neck. Slightly thickened, rounded rim with finger-width band below it; light spiral ridging on neck. Handle with two light grooves on upper face springs horizontally from neck. As with all LRA1s, this piece is somewhat irregularly formed. Faint traces of dipinto in red paint on lower neck.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Granular fabric with frequent, small, varied, angular bits, predominantly dark but some lighter, and rare small lime chunks. Exterior surface and upper part of interior neck pale; extant interior surface otherwise just slightly darker than fabric.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves entire rim and neck, upper one-third of one handle, and small part of shoulder. Slight to moderate, extensive abrasion and pitting, especially around rim; worn breaks; specks to rare patches of encrustation.
Preserved height
.11
Rim diameter
0.087
Rim Percent Preserved
100
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 7/6
Drawing
Drawing
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 1529 (Late Roman Amphora 1 with dipinto).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke1529>