KTH0699 (Samos Cistern Amphora) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-10
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Samos Cistern Amphora
Description
Cylindrical neck with plain, short, outwardly thickened rim. Patches of excess clay pressed flat around upper neck and rim. Fine, straight and swirling brushstrokes visible from smoothing exterior surface. Interior and over lip onto outside is thin coating of pitch, painted in wide bands and sprayed speckling.
Description
Pale brownish red, medium fine, slightly hard fabric with smooth to slightly granular fracture; faint sparkling bits (mica?); infrequent, tiny to small, well sorted, mostly rounded to subrounded, white and off-white particles (calcareous and quartzitic?); very rare black grains.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves 25% of rim and small part of upper neck. Slight, very sparse abrasion and pitting; somewhat worn breaks; small, sparse patches of encrustation; interior scorched (pitch residue burned?).
Preserved height
0.035
Rim diameter
0.115
Wall thickness
0.008
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0699 (Samos Cistern Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0699>