KE 1837 (Hellenistic Delian Moldmade Bowl) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 469
Typological identification
Hellenistic Moldmade Bowl (“Megarian Bowl“)
Cited by
Hellström1986, p. 173 (rev. KenchreaiIV)
Hemispherical bowl with in-turned rim. Wall thickest below rim. Two grooves just above widest point separate outer face of rim from body and sit just above a ovolo band with dots below. Beneath is wide band with well-executed garland of bell and trilobe flowers connected by flowing fine tendrils. Below garland is row of small dots separating middle band from turn to base; no elements of any decorative scheme in that zone extant.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Light red fabric with occasional round small light inclusions. Surface thinly slipped, dull red.
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds preserve ca. 28% of rim and upper part of wall. Thin slip is variably preserved; a dark patch on exterior may well be later accretion. Very slight, sparse abrasion; worn breaks.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, p. 17, no. Gr 40, pl. 4 (B. Adamsheck)
Belongs to Historical Period
Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 1837 (Hellenistic Delian Moldmade Bowl).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <>