KTH0108a-e (Glass Crucible?) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
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Description
Fragments of brick-like terracotta each with one, somewhat narrowly concave surface coated with glass. Remains of glass crucible? tubular channels? Cf. KTH110a-c, KTH128, KTH150, KTH212, KTH2116. Fr. a: Four broken edges but preserves original thickness. Glass surface concave; glassy layer a brownish black, varying in thickness, extending beyond edges, and penetrated by numerous small holes (some thermal and some erosive from spalling of coarse inclusions). p.L. 0.059, p.W. 0.040, Th. sherd 0.035, Th. glass 0.001-0.003 m. Fr. b: Four broken edges but preserves original thickness Low ridge along one surface: seam from molding?. Fabric is less buff, more orangish tan compared to other fragments. Glass surface very concave; glassy layer bumpy with many pinprick and larger bubbles. p.L. 0.050, p.W. 0.045, Th. sherd 0.035, Th. glass 0.001-0.0023 m. Fr. c: Four broken edges but preserves original thickness of tile. Glass surface very concave, black, penetrated by small holes and voids. p.L. 0.054, p.W. 0.030, Th. sherd 0.033, Th. glass 0.0008-0.0042 m. Fr. d: Fractured on all sides but preserves original thickness. Glass surface level but bumpy, yellowish-green, penetrated by several medium-sized holes. p.L. 0.050, p.W. 0.030, Th. sherd 0.036, Th. glass 0.0004-0.005 m. Fr. e: Fractured on all sides. Fabric is burned to a crumbly, yellow state. Small area of cracked, disintegrating, black glass survives on part of slightly concave surface. p.L. 0.033, p.W. 0.021, max. p.Th. sherd 0.026, Th. glass 0.002 m.
Fabric description
Brittle, coarse, light buff fabric with rare to uncommon, small, subrounded, white and red and gray inclusions. Glass, shiny and uneven with many small holes from burst bubbles (rapidly cooled), ranges in colors from light yellowish-green (PMS 468C) to brownish black (PMS 7532C) to black.
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Τομέας Α | Στρώμα 1 Β. τοίχος | 4. προέκταση | κομμάτι γυαλίου και 5 κομμάτια γυαλίου πάνω σε τούβλα
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125
Preservation comment
Five small, nonjoining, irregular fragments. Slight, extensive abrasion; scattered traces of encrustation. Slight, extensive abrasion; scattered traces of encrustation.
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Suggested citation
“KTH0108a-e (Glass Crucible?).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0108>