{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 154204, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/154204", "Disp_Access_No" : "P.2628", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1st century", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "99", "Disp_Title" : "Eastern Terra Sigillata Plate Base Fragment", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "3/4 in. x 5 7/8 in. x 6 5/16 in. (1.9 cm x 14.9 cm x 16 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "3/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "5 7/8 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Clay", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Clay", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Fragment from a large, terra sigillata plate, preserving portions of a low ring-foot with wide resting surface, marked by two grooves, and a large, nearly horizontal, interior floor. Portions of a stamped decoration is preserved on the interior: between an outer band of two concentric grooves and an inner band of three concentric circles are traces of two stamped palmettes, one of which is nearly completely preserved, with the tips of the leaves radiating outward from the center of the floor. The entire surface area is covered by a smooth, matte, orange-red to brownish red gloss. All the characteristics of this fragment identify it as Eastern Sigillata A (=Waage's "Hellenistic Pergamene Ware"): 1.) The normal stamp decoration consists of five radiating stamps, spaced evenly, with two outer and three inner rouletted circles. The production center is Asia, Turkey and the Levant (region); Historic Name: Ancient Syria, part of the Roman Empire; the fragment’s fabric seems to match this region - reddish yellow with an orange-red glaze. Hayes 1973 notes that the regional names for these groups of Eastern Sigillata are not entirely justified. Eastern Sigillata A ware is thought to have been made somewhere in the ancient Syrian region and has been incorrectly labeled ‘Pergamene’ in the past by Zahn, Robinson, etc. Eastern Terra Sigillata A base fragment of a plate. Probably Hayes Form 4B, bowl with wide, flat floor and low flat or flaing side ending in a thickened vertical rim. The fragment preserves part of the ring base and the interior floor. See See Hayes 1985, 15-16, pl. 1.11, 12 and Johnson, pg . 6-7, nos. 1-4.", "Dedication" : "Gift of Howard Comfort, Professor of Classics, Haverford College", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Roman", "Creation_Place2" : "Cyprus or Egypt or Greece or Israel or Jordan or Lebanon or Palestine or Syria or Turkey", "Department" : "Archaeology", "Obj_Name" : "sherd", "Period" : "", "Style" : "Mediterranean", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/P.2628_BMC_i_2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/P.2628_BMC_i_2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/P.2628_BMC_i_2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/P.2628_BMC_i_2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "58819", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }