KTH2818 (Roman-period Aegean[?] Amphora) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
KTH Container 110
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Amphora with short near vertical neck topped by thickened rim, flat on top, outer face flaring to create a triangular profile; rim delineated from wall on exterior.. The handle, with lentoid profile, curves up from neck below rim, does not exceed the height of the rim, and descends to shoulder. There is a findger impression at attachment of handle to shoulder.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Slightly granular fabric fired to consistent red with occasional tiny light to gray angular bits. Thin slip is mostly covered by plaster but slightly darker where visible.
Preservation comment
Single large sherd of amphora preserving 70% of rim, all of one handle, along with surrounding part of shoulder. Thin plaster on essentials all extant surfaces and over most of the ancient break.
Handle width
Estimated rim diameter
Rim Percent Preserved
Wall thickness
Belongs to Historical Period
Middle Roman (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Fabric Munsell reading
2.5YR 6/8
Suggested citation
“KTH2818 (Roman-period Aegean[?] Amphora).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth2818>