KL025 (Early Roman Asia Minor or Pontic Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp
Description
Circular discus with filling hole below middle, figural relief, and framing groove. Relief shows Pegasus advancing left with wings open upward, left forelimb straight, and right forelimb flexed upward. Sloping, plain shoulder. Tall ring handle with two grooves in front attaches at discus rim and halfway down back wall.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 5YR 8/4, pink. Slip: 2.5YR 5/8, red. Very fine, hard fabric with smooth break; very rare, very small, rounded white (calcareous) inclusions. Semilustrous, thick, even slip on exterior and upper interior. Brushed smooth.
Preservation comment
Four joining sherds preserve two thirds of discus and shoulder, entire handle, and back wall. Very slight, sparse chipping around edges; scattered specks of encrustation.
Estimated body diameter
0.064
Discus diameter
0.047
Handle total height preserved
0.039
Preserved length
0.068
Preserved width
0.063
Weight (kg)
0.028
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Mythological Animal (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL025 (Early Roman Asia Minor or Pontic Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl025>