KTH1999 (Middle Roman Amphora 5) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
KTH Container 18
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Amphora 5
Cylindrical neck; turning bands on interior and exterior. Short rim, outwardly thickened, rim has low sloping upper face and inward sloping, slightly convex(?) outer face with two grooves, the upper one obscured by encrustation but the lower one sharp. Loop handle, oval in section, attaches at upper neck-base of rim.
Extant part
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Core: 5YR 5/3 (reddish brown) but more red near surface. Surface: 5YR 6/4 (light reddish brown). Consistently fired. Medium hard, gritty fabric has frequent tiny to small varied bits, mostly black and white (calcitic), some spherical, and scattered sparkling bits (quartz and/or golden mica); rare, medium, irregular red particles (iron oxide?). Thin, uneven, pale slip.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves 20% of rim, large part of upper neck, and roughly one third of upper handle. Very slight, sparse abrasion and chipping around edges; worn breaks; Medium to thick, extensive film of encrustation.
Preserved height
Estimated rim diameter
Wall thickness
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KTH1999 (Middle Roman Amphora 5).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth1999>