KE 2239 (Middle Roman Amphora 7) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 683
Typological identification
Middle Roman Amphora 7
Kenchreai IV, pp. 113-114, no. RC 11, pl. 26 (B. Adamsheck)
Amphora with long conical neck, high arching handles springing upward from below rim and descending to rounded shoulder, conical body narrows to hollow ring foot with interior button. Wide spiral on neck; narrower spiral on toe. Two wide grooves on handles create central ridge, with lighter groove adjacent on one handle.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Coarse fabric made lighter by marine exposure, though overall red hue retained. Abundant large to medium calcareous rounded and sub-angular inclusions, occasional large stones, varied small sandy bits.
Preservation comment
Five joining sherds (two very large) preserve rim, base, both handles, entire neck, and much of body for full profile. Some ancient plaster encrustation. Modern plaster in-fill on body, painted gray. Original surface essentially missing due to marine exposure.
Handle width
Base Height
Rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 2239 (Middle Roman Amphora 7).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>