KE 2209 (Middle-Late Hellenistic Corinthian Mortarium) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Area UA (Underwater at south mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 652
cf. CorinthVII.3, p. 111, nos. 626, 627, pls. 22, 59 (Mortar II; G. R. Edwards)
Coarse-ware mortarium. Deep, circular pot flares upward. Wide overhanging rim, sloping slightly outward, has vertical, squared lip (H. ca. 1.8 cm) at inner edge. Trapezoidal spout with lip extends out beyond rim and hangs lower.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric 7.5YR 6/3 (light brown), fired slightly darker on all surfaces; 7.5YR 3/1 (very dark gray) slip. Coarse, chunky fabric has frequent small to large, subrounded to subangular, mostly white (lime) and fewer gray rocky inclusions; uncommon irregular voids. Thin, even slip on upper-interior surface. Regional fabric.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves one spout and small part of shoulder. Severe erosion and flaking everywhere; breaks are irregular and heavily worn. From marine context: slightly powdery, incipient delamination.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, p. 141, no. RC 89, pl. 38 (B. Adamsheck)
Estimated diameter lower bound
Estimated diameter lower bound
Estimated diameter upper bound
Preserved height
Preserved width
Other Dimensions
p.W. spout 0.084
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Hellenistic (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 2209 (Middle-Late Hellenistic Corinthian Mortarium).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <>