KL001 (Middle Hellenistic Athenian[?] Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Howland Type 43 Lamp
Typological identification comment
Howland Type 43D=Scheibler Typ M-SSL
Moldmade. Circular, concave, plain discus with central(?) filling hole has narrow, crisp framing ridge. Plain, steeply curving upper shoulder to a slight ridge at mid-body, below which the wall curves inward: somewhat biconvex profile around irregular juncture of upper and lower molds. Glazed on interior and exterior.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 10YR 8/3, very pale brown. Slip: 10YR 6/3, pale brown. Hard, very fine fabric with very rare, very small, angular white and rare, very small, rounded to subrounded black inclusions. Athenian? Thin, even, matte slip, somewhat faded and mottled.
Preservation comment
One small fragment preserves less than one-quarter of discus and rim. Moderate, extensive abrasion; slight, somewhat extensive pitting and scoring.
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Has geographic origin
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL001 (Middle Hellenistic Athenian[?] Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl001>