KE 2009 (Lagynos, Cypriot Sigillata Hayes Form X52?) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 508
Typological identification
Cypriot Sigillata
Typological identification comment
Atlante II Forma X 45
Cited by
SlaneWright1980, p. 548 (Review of Kenchreai IV: “probably Corinthian imitatio[n] of eastern sigillata rather than impor[t]“)
Jug like lagynos with round body, angled shoulder, tall cylindrical neck, and a vertical, thickened rim with squared outer face and convex interior. The base of the neck is marked by two light grooves on transition to shoulder. Tall strap handle with two grooves curves sharply down from apex to attach somewhat below rim. The interior of the neck preserves a continuous spiral groove as a side effect of manufacture.
Preservation comment
Three joining sherds preserve roughly one-third of shoulder and entire neck, rim, and handle. The surface is relatively well preserved in comparison to many other sherds similarly exposed to the marine environment; though there is some of the general softening of the feeling of the fabric and dulling of surface slip. The slip is mostly extant in respect to coverage, though there are worn patches and surface chips and scratches.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, pp. 63-64, no. ER 39, pls. 17, 36 (B. Adamsheck)
Handle width
Rim diameter
Wall thickness
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 2009 (Lagynos, Cypriot Sigillata Hayes Form X52?).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>