KL024 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΚΡΗϹΚΕ|ΝΤΟϹ
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
Description
Circular discus has filling hole to center right, figural relief, and narrow framing ring. Relief shows Hephaistos standing and facing forward, bearded and wearing a tunic. He holds staff in left hand and hammer in right hand; small two-tiered anvil at right foot. Plain shoulder has panels. Raised, kite-shaped nozzle with traces of burning. Underside of nozzle is angular; walls are straight. Narrow, pierced handle has two grooves and extends to 0.006 m above base-groove. Flat, circular base has single groove around incuse signature: ΚΡΗϹΚΕ|ΝΤΟϹ. Details are blunt; slight retouching over hair and face. Sparse medium-large globules in grooves on shoulder.
Fabric description
7.5YR 7/4, pink. Early/Middle Roman Corinthian lamp fabric: slightly grainy and soft.
Preservation comment
Intact. Slight to moderate, extensive abrasion and chipping; moderate, scattered patches of encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.048
Discus diameter
0.075
Height
0.048
Height base to handle
0.048
Height base to shoulder
0.029
Height shoulder to handle
0.019
Length
0.11
Weight (kg)
0.061
Width
0.087
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Hephaistos/Vulcan (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL024 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl024>