KTH0962 (Painted Laconian Rooftile) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-54
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Rooftile
Description
Low arching, thin tile. Lateral margin is beveled and thickened upward. Traces of red paint on bottom surface only.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric is light red (10R 7/6) and consistently fired. Gritty fabric has various inclusions all well-sorted: uncommon large, angular, gray and red; frequent medium, subangular and subrounded black, gray, and red; and uncommon small and medium, subrounded, “lime“. Unslipped. Bottom surface only has traces of thin, even, semiglossy paint in consistent red (5R 4/8).
Preservation comment
Two joining fragments (fresh breaks) preserve small part of tile with one finished edge. Moderate, somewhat sparse abrasion and slight scoring; frequent specks to patches of thin encrustation on bottom face and extensive, thin film of encrustation on top face.
Edge thickness
0.019
Preserved length
0.101
Preserved width
0.06
Wall thickness
0.012
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0962 (Painted Laconian Rooftile).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0962>