Info

Storage, Layers I—III—fragments of several jars apparently similar to P 7671 in the plumpness of body; some are of red, others of black, micaceous clay.

P 8837. H. 0.498; D. 0.17. Almost complete; restored. Reddish brown, micaceous clay, smooth on surface, fired grayish black on exterior.

As [J 46], but the body is slender, almost cylindrical in the mid-section.

The fragments in storage represented by [J 46] are probably contemporary with the earliest filling of Group J; J 47 should be equated with Layer III (cf. M 125).

P 8880. H. 0.273; D. 0.175. Almost complete. Soft, gritty, orange-buff clay; dull, red glaze (except on foot and base).

Ovoid body on ring foot; everted lip; plain handles. Horizontal grooves at t. a. h. and b. a. h. and at juncture of neck with shoulder.

Other examples of this shape are found in K 68 and L 3; compare also p. 31.

Storage, Layers I—III—fragments of at least two similar amphorae.

J 49. Cylindrical amphora. PI. 10.

P 8331. P.H. 0.177; D. 0.111. Neck and both handles missing.

Buff clay, fired red at core; self-slip. Cylindrical body, constricted at bottom to a false ring foot; convex shoulder; two vertical handles. Entire body and shoulder wheel-ridged.

For the shape of neck and handles, compare K 85. See also L 52.

P 8834. P.H. 0.47; D. 0.315. Toe and most of lip missing; lip restored. Filling hole.

Soft, gritty, orange-buff clay; self-slip. Plump, ovoid body, tapering to a narrow toe; narrow neck with high lip which curves slightly inward at top. Handles round in section.

P 8885. P.H. 0.515; D. 0.885. Lip, most of one handle and fragments of shoulder missing; filling hole (?). Soft, very gritty, yellow-buff clay. Ovoid body on spreading, tubular foot; base convex. Tall, narrow, tapering neck; heavy handles with longitudinal groove along spine and another along one edge.

The shape is similar to that of J 5 (the Hadrian amphora), but the fabric is entirely different.

P 8841. Max. dim. 0.185. Two joining fragments from the shoulder of a coarse, closed vessel.

Gritty, gray-buff clay.

On the exterior, a dipinto in four lines, executed in black paint: [M]spcov[v]|Jcp I[x]<?rlCTT<?> <5c8eA<p[cp I Trajpd [d]8eA<p[covl—]ANOC[ (reading of G. A. Stamires). It is uncertain whether this sherd represents an ostrakon or an amphora-inscription.

P 8327. H. 0.026; D. 0.078. Almost complete; restored.

Dark buff clay; gray-buff slip; blackened (by fire ?) on interior.

Low, conical lid with plain lip; circular knob, flat on top and pierced vertically by a small hole.

The hole in the knob and the interior blackening suggest that this lid may have served as cover for an incense-burner (thymiaterion) such as H 15 or M 74.

P 8829. D. 0.079; Th. 0.012. About half preserved; restored.

Soft, yellow-buff clay.

A small disc, stamped or mouldmade, with six rays in relief on the top surface. Apparently pierced by a hole at the center (the clay is so soft and the surface here so worn that it is not possible to be certain on this point; there might have been a low central knob, as on a somewhat similar piece, P 16485).

Storage, Layers I—III, coarse wares—fragments of a handleless pot as K 97-105, of a trefoil-mouth jug similar to G 188, of at least two one-handled jars similar to M 126 and of a jug as M 167.

Cooking Wares

P 8338. H. 0.24; D. 0.218; D. lip 0.205. Almost complete; restored.

Reddish clay, fired gray on exterior; thin fabric. Deep, wheel-ridged body, the base only slightly flattened. Two small, vertical handles just below the everted lip.

Compare G 193.

P 8889. P.H. 0.178; D. 0.177. Base and fragments of body missing; restored.

Clay as J 56. Shape as 3 65, but smaller.

P 22548. P.H. 0.115; D. 0.21; D. lip 0.206. Bottom, one handle and fragments of body missing; partly restored.

Coarse, gritty, gray clay, fired red at core. Lower half of body wheel-ridged; two small, vertical handles under the everted lip. The bottom was presumably rounded. Compare G194-196, K 93.

J 58. Lid. PI. 11. Conical lid with plain lip; handle in form of a

P 8328. H. 0.075; D. 0.255-0.261. Almost complete; circular knob, the top of which is concave. restored. This lid fits well the cooking dish 3 22.

Coarse, gritty, brownish clay.

Objects other than Pottery

Was this article helpful?

0 0

Post a comment