KTH0475+1499 (Late Roman Amphora 4) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-41
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Amphora 4
Typological identification comment
JLR: slope on shoulder suggests early LRA4 B1 [Piéri 2005], perhaps end 5/early 6AD?
Description
Conical upper body but slightly convex, without discernible shoulder. Short rim without neck, plain and rounded, rolled outward. Patches of excess clay around upper body and rim.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
The fabric is unusual: hard, fired reddish, with large <lime> chunks visible in rim, other small to tiny light inclusions, some small angular lime. Clearly not the typical brown fabric of usual series. The construction of the rim also different.
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds (475+1499) preserve ca. 60% of rim and upper body. Slight to modern, extensive abrasion and chipping around edges; worn breaks; thin, extensive film of encrustation.
Rim diameter
0.135
Rim Height
0.104
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
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KTH1499+475 (Late Roman Amphora 4, variant production)

Suggested citation
“KTH0475+1499 (Late Roman Amphora 4).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0475>