KTH0592 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Southern Phoenician Amphora) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-48
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification comment
Small module Agora M 334.
Description
Inverted conical neck, ridged on inner face. Sharply undercut collar rim; pointed, slightly everted lip. High loop handle, slightly grooved, attaches at upper neck and rim.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Somewhat hard, rather gritty, dark orange fabric with rare to uncommon, small, subrounded white (calcareous) inclusions, rare small gray and red grains, and frequent tiny black bits. Not unlike Northern Palestinian orange fabric from Caesarea Maritima or its hinterland (see LRA5) but it has less granular texture and fewer prominent lime and quartzitic inclusions. Falls within range of variation of Northern Galilean/Southern Phoenician fabric from Horvat ‘Uza, east of Akko.
Preservation comment
One large sherds preserves ca. 22% or rim, upper neck, and upper attachment of one handle. Moderate, somewhat extensive abrasion, slight erosion; large chips around edges; very slight, scattered film of encrustation and some cloudy discoloration across surface.
Preserved height
0.052
Estimated rim diameter
0.08
Wall thickness
0.006
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0592 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Southern Phoenician Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0592>