KTH2041 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Ampulla with stamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-46-bag
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Ampulla with Stamp
Comparanda
Ke 578-P 140 b; J. W. Hayes, ”A New Type of Early Christian Ampulla,“ BSA 66 (1971), p. 244, fig. 2, pl. 36:b (from Athenian Agora); Saraçhane II, pp. 8-9, esp. no. 5, fig. 2; Agora XXXII, pp. 116, 288, nos. 1810, 1811, pl. 90 (“‘butterfly‘ monogram, elaborated“).
Description
Hollow toe with excess clay pulled unevenly to one side on bottom; steep, thick walls. Impressed circle with fine-lined monogram (incuse).
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Hard, dense, fine fabric consistently fired to dark gray; no visible inclusions. Surface smoothed: fine wash? Smooth, bubbly surface where exposed: incipient vitrification?
Preservation comment
One small fragment preserves toe and lower wall. Possibly from same vessel as rim and neck sherd KTH0998. Extensive wear around breaks to rounded state; sparse specks of encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.011
Maximum diameter
0.04
Preserved height
0.06
Wall thickness
0.011
Weight (kg)
0.009
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Drawing
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH2041 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Ampulla with stamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth2041>