KTH0865/2507 (Middle Roman Amphora 5) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-20
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Amphora 5
Description
Cylindrical neck flares slightly upward. Short, outwardly thickened to triangular rim has low sloping upper face and straight, inward sloping outer face with two sharp grooves. Handle, oval in section, attaches at base of rim.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Core: 5YR 5/2 (reddish gray) but reddish tinge toward surface. Surface: 5YR 6/4 (light reddish brown). Medium hard, gritty fabric has frequent tiny to small, spherical to subrounded, mostly black but also white (calcitic) inclusions, rarely sparkling (quartz and/or golden mica?), and rare, small, angular red inclusions (iron oxide?). Thin, uneven, pale wash; upper neck displays wet-smoothing.
Preservation comment
Two nonjoining sherds (KTH0865/2507) preserve in total 32% of rim (20% and 12%) at upper handle attachments and part of upper neck. Slight, sparse abrasion and chipping around edges; somewhat worn edges; somewhat extensive, thin strands and patches of encrustation.
Preserved height
0.046
Preserved height
0.062
Estimated rim diameter
0.11
Wall thickness
0.007
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
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KTH2507/0865 (Middle Roman Amphora 5)

Suggested citation
“KTH0865/2507 (Middle Roman Amphora 5).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0865>