KTH2224 (Samos Cistern Amphora variant production) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-100
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Samos Cistern Amphora
Description
Short vertical rim with rounded upper edge, short triangular neck with light spiral on surface; single thick strap handle with one wide upper groove. Surfaces essentially plain; extant interior surface lightly smoothed, no turning ridges. The neck is not so vertical as on main series, but overall appearance, particularly of the handle, suggests a related production. The fabric is not sufficiently similar by eye to any of the LRA2 fabric to call this a regional imitation.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fine, hard, light reddish-brown fabric with very tiny glistening bits (distinct, much smaller, from main series of Samos Cistern Amphora), some other tiny light bits; fabric is quite clean overall. Cf. KTH0481.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves ca. 10% of rim, 25% of neck, and one entire handle. Moderate, extensive abrasion and chipping around edges; extensive, thin film of encrustation.
Handle width
0.029
Wall thickness
0.011
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH2224 (Samos Cistern Amphora variant production).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth2224>