KE 2240 (Middle Roman Amphora 3) [permalink] [next] [show fewer links]
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 684
Typological identification
Middle Roman Amphora 3
Comparanda
Lang 1955, pp. 277-278, n. 5, pl. 79:f (inv. no. P 3149 dated 1st century); Agora V, pp. 55-56, no. J 46, pls. 11, 41 (H. Robinson; deposit dated mid-2nd-early 3rd centuries).
Description
Rounded shoulder, wide just below neck. High cylindrical neck tapers upward. Everted rim, triangular in profile, has rounded outer lip and groove just below. Strap handle with channel on upper face rises from neck and extends to shoulder.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves intact rim, neck and single handle and part of shoulder below Scattered marine encrustation. Marine exposure has removed essentially all of original surface, creating hole in neck; remaining terracotta is soft and flakey.
Handle width
0.034
Rim diameter
0.058
Wall thickness
0.007
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
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