KL011 (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
Circular(?), concave discus has rosette with 8(?) concave petals. Shoulder has narrow groove with herringbone in relief. Low, thick, solid handle with three grooves attaches at discus-rim. Slight joining ridge visible around back handle.
Fabric description
5YR 7/8, reddish yellow. Late Roman Athenian lamp fabric: hard, slightly coarse clay with very rare, subangular to subrounded, very small calcite and uncommon, small, black and dark red rocky inclusions. Unslipped.
Preservation comment
One small fragment preserves small part of discus, less than one-quarter of shoulder, and upper handle. Slight to moderate, somewhat extensive abrasion and pitting; slight, sparse encrustation.
Handle total height preserved
0.014
Height shoulder to handle
0.014
Preserved length
0.035
Preserved width
0.04
Weight (kg)
0.014
Has geographic origin
Attica
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL011 (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/kl011>