KTH2516 (Beirut 8 Amphora) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
http://kenchreai.org/kaa/kth/kth-container-94
Comment
Beirut 8.2: ca. AD 575-640/650
Comment
KTHPUBCAT
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Beirut 8 Amphora
Description
Cylindrical lower body with slightly flaring wall. Simple base, vertical outer face, concave bottom. Excess clay on floor from spiral tooling; exterior wall has broad spiral groove with rounded peaks ca. 0.007 m peak-to-peak.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric is distinctive, though near the other Beirut amphoras at Kenchreai: color is orange, though more pale towards interior surface; frequent medium “lime” chunks distinctive here, with other tiny sanded bits, both appearing on surface.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves entire base and lower wall. Slight, sparse abrasion and chipping; uneven, somewhat sharp breaks; sparse specks to patches of encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.049
Preserved height
0.036
Wall thickness
0.005
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH2516 (Beirut 8 Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth2516>