KTH0442 (Late Roman Amphora 2) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Amphora 2
Comparanda
Hjohlmann 2005, pp. 147, 161-162, no. 39, fig. 20 (Pyrgouthi, dated end of 6th-beginning of 7th centuries).
Description
Globular body, somewhat squat. Plain, rounded bottom. Low sloping shoulders with distinct turn to neck. Tall truncoconical neck. Vertical loop handles, oval in section, attach at middle-upper neck and shoulder. Wavy combing shows diagonal pattern of slight change of orientation of comb, extending from lower handle attachment to just below maximum diameter of body. Three distinct, wide, horizontal grooves just below middle of body and several faint, narrower, horizontal grooves on lower body.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Micaceous variant of Standard LRA2 Argolid fabric.
Preservation comment
Fifteen joining sherds preserve complete body, one handle, and ca. 30% of neck. Very slight chipping but clean breaks and generally well preserved. Large patches of ashy scorching on interior face of some sherds.
Handle width
0.045
Maximum diameter
0.45
Neck diameter
0.122
Estimated neck diameter
0.095
Preserved height
0.55
Wall thickness
0.007-0.011
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
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Suggested citation
“KTH0442 (Late Roman Amphora 2).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0442>