KL003 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle/Late Roman Athenian lamp, early glazed
Typological identification comment
Athenian glazed, early phase
Circular discus has molded relief with line of drapery pushed up in middle at very top of discus and rounded framing ring. Probably erotic symplegma type with woman reclining left and man kneeling right on kline under canopy. Plain shoulder with panels. Low, narrow, solid handle with three grooves.
Fabric description
Fabric: 5YR 7/8, reddish yellow. Slip: 10R 5/6, red. Middle Athenian lamp fabric, nascent glazing. Thin, semi-matte, uneven slip preserved in grooves and on handle.
Preservation comment
One small fragment preserves upper handle and small part of discus and shoulder. Moderate, extensive abrasion and pitting; slight, sparse patches of encrustation. Slight seem visible near upper back of handle.
Handle total height preserved
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Has geographic origin
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Sexual Activity (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL003 (Middle 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/kl003>