KE 2203 (Eastern Sigillata C Hayes Form 3) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 646
Typological identification
Eastern Sigillata C Hayes Form 3
Kenchreai IV, no. LRB 20b, pp. 94-95, pl. 17 (B. Adamsheck); Hayes 1985 (EAA-Atlante II), p. 78.
Conservation in 1960s: full reconstruction with white plaster painted gray.
Small flanged bowl with ring foot; distinctly tooled under flange. Groove marks ring foot from lower outer wall. Turning marks on exterior. There is a single short stray diagonal tool mark on exterior.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Very slightly granular fabric with tiny light bits that present a “speckled” appearance, which is known for ware; rare small rounded lime; elongated voids on exterior wall and base. Darker red (10R 4/6, “red”) slip interior slip now worn, especially at base, some gloss extant; slip on outer rim is worn away, a side effect of over firing; exterior slip is variable with drip lines.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves full profile, 25% of rim, 33% of base, and large part of body. Slight, extensive abrasion and scratching and large chips from base; worn breaks.
Base Diameter
Estimated rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 7/6
Suggested citation
“KE 2203 (Eastern Sigillata C Hayes Form 3).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <>