Agora Object: P 8938
Inventory Number:   P 8938
Section Number:   Χ 122
Title:   Basin
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Large vat.
b) Fragment of lower wall.
c) Fragment of support for shelf.
d) Fragment of support for shelf, corner piece.
About one-quarter of rim, over half of floor, considerable part of wall and half(?) of false floor or shelf missing; partly restored in plaster.
Very large, deep basin with straight walls, flat bottom; slightly overhanging rim dips around about one-fourth of circumference to point 0.16 lower to form opening ca. 0.33 wide. Two vents, 0.015 in diameter, opposite one another on floor level; around one on exterior are traces of attachment of some additional piece (spout or ornamental open-mouthed mask?); this vent for ingress. "False floor" apparently was a shelf (0.19 wide) extending around only about two-thirds of circumference of interior, 0.06 above bottom of interior; struts supporting it form small chambers between the shelf and bottom. Large flat, horizontal handle on one side of exterior and traces of another not directly opposite on other side.
Fragment of rim set in plaster to left of opening formed by dip of rim actually probably belongs on opposite side; beginning of thickening of rim preserved as if from point where rim began to dip.
Coarse red clay. Heavy fabric. Traces of white lines on floor and of a purple powdery substance similar to that found in P 8933 (Χ 113).
Context:   Cistern. Baskets 11, 21, 23, 29, 30, 39 (depths 1.70-3.50m.).
Negatives:   Leica
PD Number:   PD 901-100
Dimensions:   Diam. (rim) 0.60, (bottom) 0.435; H. a) 0.037; Max. Dim. b) 0.08, c) 0.06, d) 0.055
Date:   11 February 1937
Section:   Χ
Grid:   Χ:84/ΝΣΤ
Elevation:   -1.70 to -3.50m.
Masl:   -3.5--1.7m.
Deposit:   N 19:1.1
Period:   Greek
Bibliography:   Agora V, no. F 91, pp. 19-20, pl. 4.
    Agora XXXIII, no. 322, fig. 53, pl. 44.
References:   Publication: Agora V
Publication: Agora XXXIII
Drawing: PD 3015-566 (DA 7197)
Image: 2000.06.0376
Image: 2000.06.0377
Deposit: N 19:1
Deposit: N 19:1.1
Notebook: Χ-1
Notebook: Χ-5
Notebook: Χ-6
Notebook Pages (4)
Card: P 8938
Card: P 8938