KE 2162 (Phocaean Red-Slip Hayes Form 6 with Stamps) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Area C (north end of harbor, including mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 605
Typological identification
Eastern Sigillata A Hayes Form 6
Typological identification comment
The base and lower wall, with slight carination on exterior, is closest to Hayes form 6 & 8. Form 8 is said to not have stamps so Form 6 may be preferable.
cf. LRP, p. 366, fig. 79:j, k
Dish with low foot. Six stamps extant, five complete: roughly concentric circuit of crosses aligned so that vertical arms radiate from center (one cross has right arm crossing break), two running rabbits within. Double band of large rouletting around crossed. Overall construction is heavy, and fabric is just slightly coarser than usual for Phocaean Red Slip.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Slightly granular fabric fired to consistent light red, no core; some tiny varied bits including angular sand and a single large lime chunk visible in a break. Slip is variably preserved but was slightly darker; most thickly preserved on interior, exterior nearly plain in patches.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves ca. 25-28% of circumference of base and large part of floor with turn to wall. Extensive, slight abrasion and rare pitting and scratching; slightly worn breaks; scattered specks of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, no. LRB 34, p. 98, pl. 24 (B. Adamsheck)
Preserved height
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Rabbit or Hare (Visual Motif)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 6/6 (light red)
Suggested citation
“KE 2162 (Phocaean Red-Slip Hayes Form 6 with Stamps).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <>