KTH0805 (Saraçhane 22 Amphora) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
In or from KTH Container
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Saraçhane II, pp. 69, 104, 169, nos. 30.195, 30.196, fig. 49 (deposit dated ca. A.D. 655-670); Slane and Sanders 2005, pp. 269, 271, 277, 278, nos. 3-28, 4-22, figs. 10, 13 (contexts dated end 6th century, mid-/third quarter 7th century): Agora V, pp. 118-119, no. M 372, pls. 34, 58 (context dated late 6th century); KTH1374 (but not same vessel).
Narrow, cylindrical body up to gentle rounded shoulder. Short, narrow neck thickened at midpoint into ridge; slightly flaring, thickened rim. Vertical loop handle, angled at outside apex, attaches at shoulder and ridge on neck. Brushmarks on surface.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Reddish yellow to pink fired to yellow-pale orange on exterior. Fabric is fine with very rare, small, subrounded, white inclusions, tiny black and red inclusions, and rare mica. Thin but even wash same color as clay.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves ca. 15-18% neck without lip, upper shoulder, and one handle. Good condition; clean breaks; scattered specks to small patches of encrustation.
Estimated neck diameter
Preserved height
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KTH0805 (Saraçhane 22 Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0805>