KE 2184 (Early Byzantine Pontic Amphora) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Area UA (Underwater at south mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 626
Typological identification comment
Scorpan XII=Böttger A=Kuzmanov XVII
Comparanda
sim. Aupert1980, pp. 440, 441, no. 324b, fig. 46 (Argos, context dated very late 5th-early 7th century)
Comparanda
sim. Bass1982, pp. 182, 183, nos. P 71, P72, fig. 8.18 (early 7th century)
Description
Short, somewhat squat amphora with high neck and flaring rounded rim; rounded shoulders; cylindrical body very slight widening towards base; rounded lower part leading to short toe. The two round-in-section handles extend from below rim to lower part of shoulder. In overall conception, the form is imitative of LRA1.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Slightly coarse, dark reddish brown fabric with some tiny light bits. The surface has a thin wash and is slightly darker brown than the fabric.
Preservation comment
Intact but missing most of one handle. Extensive, moderate to severe pitting, flaking and erosion of soft surface consistent with marine submersion over long period; larger thick patches of marine accretion and small shells.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, p. 116, no. RC 18, pl. 27 (B. Adamsheck)
Body diameter
0.145
Handle total height
0.087
Handle width
0.021
Height
0.41
Rim diameter
0.093
Wall thickness
0.008-0.011
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
2.5YR 5/8 (red)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 2184 (Early Byzantine Pontic Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke2184>