KTH0878 (Keay 61/62 North African Amphora) [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
Keay 62 Amphora
Typological identification
North African Amphora Keay 62
Description
Wide cylindrical neck tapers toward rim. Loop handle attaches at upper neck and shoulder. Handle has light ridging on upper face and groove underneath. Distinct dimple on interior of neck at upper handle attachment.
Extant part
Handle
Fabric, firing, and surface description
”Brick red” fabric with occasional large lime inclusions, typical for Central Tunisian products; one large dark angular chunk observed. Pale wash (so-call “salt wash”) on exterior surface, interior plain.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves less than one-third of neck and one entire handle. Slight, sparse abrasion and a few chips around edges; worn breaks.
Handle width
0.041
Handle width
0.047
Estimated neck diameter
0.195
Preserved height
0.142
Wall thickness
0.008
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 6/8
Surface (slip) Munsell reading
More pale than 5Y 8/4
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0878 (Keay 61/62 North African Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0878>