KL006 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Athenian Lamp, late unglazed (“postglaze”)
Description
Concave, circular discus of uncertain design (plain?) has raised rim, single framing ring, and small airhole on front rim. Flat shoulder has narrow groove with herringbone in relief. Flat, rounded(?) nozzle flanked by single angled grooves, with small groove from airhole to wickhole.
Extant part
One small fragment preserves less than one-quarter of shoulder, discus, and edge of nozzle.
Fabric description
2.5YR 6/8, light red. Late Roman Athenian fabric. Hard, gritty clay with uncommon, very small, subrounded black and dark red inclusions.
Preservation comment
One small fragment preserves less than one-quarter of shoulder, discus, and edge of nozzle. Moderate to severe, extensive abrasion and pitting.
Estimated discus diameter
0.037
Preserved length
0.03
Preserved width
0.025
Weight (kg)
0.005
Has geographic origin
Attica
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL006 (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/kl006>