KE 2241 (Middle Roman Amphora 3) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 685
Typological identification
Middle Roman Amphora 3
Comparanda
Lang 1955, p. 277, n. 4, pl. 79:e (inv. no. 14123 dated 1st century A.D.); Agora V, p. 17, no. F 65, pls. 2, 41 (H. Robinson; late 1st century B.C.[?])
Description
Rounded shoulder flares to form relatively wide body. Narrow cylindrical neck tapers upward. Thickened, everted rim has flat lip that extends horizontally inward and round band at exterior base. Strap handle, thin with deep curve to form channel on upper face, attaches at mid-upper neck and shoulder.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Light brown (5YR 6/6), hard, fine fabric with frequent golden micaceous flakes. Surface essentially plain but with light self-slip or wash.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves entire rim, neck, and single handle and small part of shoulder. Scattered patches of marine encrustation. Marine exposure has eroded much of original surface.
Handle width
0.05
Handle width
0.036
Rim diameter
0.068
Wall thickness
0.0045
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 2241 (Middle Roman Amphora 3).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke2241>