KL021 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show fewer links]
Writing transcription
ΛΟΥΚΙΟΥ
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIB Lamp
Description
Circular discus has central filling hole with raised rim, ray motif, and framing ring. Shoulder has vine pattern of six broad, triangular grape clusters alternating with six frilled pentagonal leaves. Raised, kite-shaped nozzle with traces of burning. Underside of nozzle is slightly angular; walls all around are almost straight. Narrow, pierced handle with two grooves extends to just under 1 cm above base. Plain, flat base has circular groove enclosing incuse signature: ΛΟΥΚΙΟΥ. Details are sharply rendered.
Fabric description
10YR 7/4, very pale brown. Early/Middle Roman Corinthian fabric.
Preservation comment
Five joining fragments preserve entire lamp except small parts of discus, rim and nozzle. Slight, sparse abrasion; moderate, sparse patches of encrustation around handle.
Base Diameter
0.039
Discus diameter
0.053
Height
0.054
Height base to handle
0.054
Height base to shoulder
0.032
Height shoulder to handle
0.022
Length
0.065
Weight (kg)
0.057
Width
0.071
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
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