KL030 (Early Roman Italian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early Roman Italian Lamp
Description
Circular discus has filling hole lower middle, figural relief, and three rounded framing rings. Relief shows Celtic warrior with thick hair, bare chest, loincloth, and rectangular shield turning back to right, mounted on horse with thick mane rearing to left. Sloping shoulder has ovules and double circles on either side of nozzle. Heart-shaped nozzle. No handle.
Fabric description
Fabric: 7.5YR 8/6, reddish yellow. Slip: 7.5YR 4/2, dark brown. Early Roman Italian fabric. Semilustrous to lustrous, thick, even slip on exterior and dripped into interior.
Preservation comment
Three joining sherds preserve almost entire discus, two thirds of shoulder, and small part of nozzle. Slight, very sparse abrasion; slight, somewhat extensive encrustation on shoulder.
Discus diameter
0.049
Preserved height
0.015
Preserved length
0.073
Weight (kg)
0.017
Width
0.072
Has geographic origin
Italy
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Horse or donkey (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Person (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL030 (Early Roman Italian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl030>