KTH1007 (Late Roman Amphora 1) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-73
Comment
JLR: LRA1A (end of 4th-mid-/late 5th c.), fabric=Pieri P1?
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Comment
SFSH: Overall can be characterized as a well-made small LRA1 but there are good parallels to Southern Pontic amphora possibly from Amastris (see Opaiţ 2016).
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Amphora 1
Description
Amphora. Narrow vertical but slightly tapering neck. Widened rim has flat to slightly concave outer face with sharp lower edge; upper face slopes inward to rounded edge. Ridge on interior and exterior. Thick loop handle attaches to upper neck. Small part of dipinto in dark red paint survives on lower neck at attachment to shoulder.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric is fired to consistent pale brown (10YR 7/4), surface thinly slip and just barely lighter than fabric. Frequent varied tiny bits, many dark; some medium to small dark angular, elongated chunks/stones.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves ca. 40% of rim and neck, one handle stub, and small part of upper wall. Slight, sparse abrasion and chipping especially around worn edges; specks of encrustation.
Base of neck diameter (estimated)
0.105
Preserved height
0.119
Estimated rim diameter
0.075
Wall thickness
0.005
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10YR 7/4
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH1007 (Late Roman Amphora 1).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth1007>