KE 2186 (Two-Handled Tall Jar) [permalink] [next] [show fewer links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Published catalog entry
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/ke/kenchreai-vol4-rc81
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 628
Bibliography
Kenchreai IV, pp. 137-138, no. RC 81, pl. 37 (B. Adamsheck)
Description
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.
Handle width
0.026e0
Height
0.382e0
Rim diameter
0.125e0
Wall thickness
0.0036e0
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Drawing
Photograph