KL002 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
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Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Athenian Lamp, imitation North African
Almond-shaped(?) body. Oval(?), slightly concave discus has two holes upper and lower left (matching two on right?), low relief of Latin cross with flaring bars and raised border apparently without ornament, and rounded, raised rim with flat globules. Flat shoulder has narrow groove with irregular herringbone in relief with flat globules on outer edge. Slight joining ridge.
Fabric description
5YR 6/6, reddish yellow. Late Roman Athenian fabric: hard, sand clay with very small, rare, subangular quartzite and small, very rare, subrounded, calcite inclusions.
Preservation comment
One small fragment preserves less than one-quarter of discus and one-third of left shoulder. Moderate, extensive abrasion; scattered traces of encrustation and streaks of black discoloration.
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Weight (kg)
Has geographic origin
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL002 (Late Roman 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/kl002>