KE 2186 (Two-Handled Tall Jar) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Published catalog entry
Logical part of
Area UA (Underwater at south mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 628
Very tall two-handled vessel that does not fit comfortably into the modern terms for generic forms, though perhaps “jar” is most useful. Cylindrical body, elliptical in section. The exterior surface is slightly ridged from turning, with a deeper channel at the level of the handles. The interior surface bears more distinct wheel ridging. Two vertical strap handles are placed about a third of the way down the vessel. The base is flat. While not carefully finished, this is a very well made vessel, with walls that are thin in relation to the overall height.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
The fabric is hard, fired to light red with varied tiny inclusions and some large white chunks. The pale-red slip is unevenly applied or preserved on the exterior surface, which is near to plain in parts.
Preservation comment
Intact. Full profile is preserved as the squared rim is clearly partially extant.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, pp. 137-138, no. RC 81, pl. 37 (B. Adamsheck)
Handle width
Rim diameter
Wall thickness
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 2186 (Two-Handled Tall Jar).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <>