52 (C 8971). Oval-mouthed amphora Fig. 37
50% preserved, 42 sherds with many joins. Complete rim and neck, both handles, 60% upper body, 10% mid body, 30% lower body, 60% base. Complete profile. H. 0.420, Diam. rim 0.066-0.113, max. Diam. 0.261, Diam. base 0.176.
Medium-coarse fabric with reddish yellow fracture and interior surface, and paler reddish yellow exterior surface. 10% inclusions. Coil-built. Attachments of neck and handles well-integrated. Paint splatters, colored dilute dark brown to strong brown, over entire exterior clay surface, including rim and handles. Interior unpainted.
Dump, dark brown soil stratum northeast (trench 87B, pails 112 , 112C , 114 , 115 , 116 , 116D ) and east (trench 87B, pail 116E ) of kiln. Also in mixed MM II-LM IA debris just west of Gallery 6 of Building P (trench 90A, pail 46 ), providing a terminus post quem for the date of this disturbance.
Fabric sample 95/57; fabric group 2a.
53 (C 10597). Oval-mouthed amphora Fig. 37
25% preserved, 50 sherds mended into 32 nonjoining pieces. 33% rim, 50% neck and shoulder, 25% body, 33% base, handle scar, no lower body. Pres. H. 0.355, Diam. rim 0.075-0.144, max. Diam. 0.261, Diam. base 0.131.
Medium-coarse fabric with reddish yellow fracture and exterior surface, and pink interior surface. 7% inclusions. Coil-built. Body apparently much more piriform than that of 52. Large simplified plant motif covering either side of exterior body, painted in dilute light red to red on a very pale brown slip. Traces of paint on rim. Interior coated with very pale brown slip.
Dump, light brown soil stratum east of kiln (trench 87B, pails 82 , 83 ); dark brown soil stratum northeast (trench 87B, pails 109 , 111 , 112 ) and north (trench 87B, pail 112B ) of kiln.
Fabric sample 95/52; fabric group 2a.
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