Agora Object: P 4527
Inventory Number:   P 4527
Section Number:   Λ 482
Title:   Bowl Fragment
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Fragment of wall and base of a flat-bottomed Samian A bowl. Fairly fine pinkish- brown clay, very micaceous; conspicuous wheel marks on outside and bottom. Inside and out a thick fairly lustrous glaze or paint, creamy-white in color, largely flaked away. Over this the outside of the rim is painted red. Outside of rim seems not to have been slipped before the red was applied. The red on white occurs only under the keel.
Clay, fabric and shape are reminiscent of some "Samian" pieces, as is the quality, though not the color, of the glaze. It is quite different from the matte white slip found on some of the early Roman lamps, but the technique of red on white is similar. It is certainly not a locally made bit, and almost certainly "Samian".
For profile, cf. P 4528 (Λ 483).
Context:   Burnt layers west of poros wall. 4th. c. A.D. Lot Λ 10.
Negatives:   Leica
PD Number:   PD 3083-514, DA 10293
Dimensions:   P.H. 0.395; P.L. ca. 0.087; Est. Diam. 0.216
Date:   14 March 1934
Section:   Λ
Grid:   Λ:51/Η
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Agora XXXII, no. 358, fig. 12.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:P 4528
References:   Publication: Agora XXXII
Drawing: PD 3083-514 (DA 10293)
Card: P 4527
Card: P 4527