KTH0278 (Late Roman Marble Capital with Cross) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Architectural Element
Comparanda
KTH303a+b, KTH2812.
Description
Straight sloping faces bears simple Greek cross in low relief with bottom and ends of short arms chipped or broken away. Finely carved.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Creamy white to greyish white, medium fine-grained, slightly crystalline marble with grayish blue streaks. Proconnesian.
Preservation comment
One large, irregular fragment preserves one finished face of block. Slight chipping around edges and moderate chips on surface; moderate to thick film of encrustation across all surfaces.
Preserved height
0.174
Preserved width
0.127
Material
Marble (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0278 (Late Roman Marble Capital with Cross).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0278>