KL025 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp
Typological identification comment
Early Roman Asia Minor
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 description
Fabric: 5YR 8/4, pink. Slip: 2.5YR 5/8, red. Very fine, hard fabric with very rare, very small, rounded calcite inclusions. Semilustrous, somewhat thick, even slip on exterior and upper interior. Brushed smooth. Cf. KL023 for materials.
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
Discus diameter
Handle total height preserved
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Mythological Animal (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL025 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl025>