KTH0454+KTH2368 (Beirut 8 Amphora) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
KTH Container 5
Comment
Joins KTH2368.
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Beirut 8 Amphora
Typological identification comment
Reynolds [2000] Beirut type 8.2 (late 6th-early 7th c.)
Description
Cylindrical base has concave to somewhat domed underside. Truncoconical body flares gradually upward. Shallow ridging up body.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Granular, reddish fabric with thin, gray core where thickening towards base, consistently fired in extant wall above. Inclusions are predominantly mostly tiny and light, some are rounded, light, small, and occasionally dark, small. Thin, matte slip on surface is more pale and brown than fabric.
Preservation comment
Two large joining sherds (KTH0454+KTH2368) preserve entire base and lower body. Slight chipping around edges but clean breaks; thin, sparse film of encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.053
Preserved height
0.267
Wall thickness
0.008
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0454+KTH2368 (Beirut 8 Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0454>