KE 2281 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Ephesian Amphoriskos) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Area C (north end of harbor, including mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 726
Comparanda
cf. LochnerSauerLinke2005, pp. 650, 654, fig. 2:1-5 (Ephesus, 6th-early 7th century)
Comparanda
cf. Metaxas2005, pp. 97-98, 99, 100, cat. no. 211, fig. 9, pl. 3:8 (Type I, Ephesus)
Description
Amphoriskos. Body widens upward to distinct shoulder; tall conical neck. Upper neck and rim are missing except for part of slight offset below rim. Base is flattened, though not regular and not able to support vessel. Surface has spiraled bands of light ridging interrupted by smudging towards base. The spiral on the body is distinct from that on the neck, which has some overlapping strokes and excess clay.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
LRA3 fabric. Fine fabric with very frequent tiny silvery micaceous flakes. Fired to ”reddish yellow”. Surface self-slipped, slightly darker than fabric.
Preservation comment
Almost intact but missing upper rim. Slight, sparse abrasion and chipping around base but otherwise in good condition.
Published as
KenchreaiIV, pp. 122-123, no. RC 39, pl. 38 (B. Adamsheck)
Base Diameter
0.023
Body diameter
0.049
Neck diameter
0.029
Preserved height
0.161
Wall thickness
0.004
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 2281 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Ephesian Amphoriskos).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke2281>