KTH2136 (Eastern Sigillata C Hayes Form 4) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Eastern Sigillata C Hayes Form 4
Dish. Short foot with triangular profile; flat outer face and two grooves on interior. Wide flaring lower body. While only a small portion of vessel preserved, this piece can be distinguished from LRC Hayes Form 1 by the relatively thick, deep red, and glossy in bands slip on the extant interior. The slip is also very distinct from the fabric, another indicator of being on one side of the ESC/LRC divide.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Type late ESC. Fine, hard, light red fabric with occasional very small, rounded, lime and tiny light bits. Slip on interior surface is thick and slightly glossy in bands; slip on exterior is thinner and matte.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves 14% of base and small part of lower wall. Slight, extensive abrasion and pitting and large chips from edges; worn breaks; scattered specks to patches of encrustation.
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
10R 7/6
Surface (slip) Munsell reading
10R 5/8
Suggested citation
“KTH2136 (Eastern Sigillata C Hayes Form 4).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth2136>