KL029 (Early Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIID Lamp
Description
Circular outline. Circular discus has central filling hole with raised rim, relief of rosette with 12 concave petals, raised rim, and small slit forming airhole in front. Shoulder has channel demarcated by grooves and panels passing over. Small, flat, kite-shaped nozzle; traces of burning. Narrow, vertical, pierced handle extends to just above base, where there is a small incised “x”. Circular, flat, plain base has single circular groove; no trace of signature survives.
Fabric description
10YR 7/4, very pale brown. Early/Middle Roman Corinthian pale lamp fabric: very fine, somewhat hard.
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds preserve most of top of lamp and less than one quarter of back wall and base. Well preserved surface but heavy, dense encrustation around nozzle and upper handle.
Base Diameter
0.035
Discus diameter
0.044
Handle total height preserved
0.033
Preserved height base to handle
0.033
Height base to shoulder
0.025
Preserved height shoulder to handle
0.008
Preserved length
0.072
Weight (kg)
0.031
Width
0.071
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL029 (Early 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/kl029>