KL037 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
Description
Circular outline. Circular to slightly oval, deep concave, plain discus has central filling hole with collar rim and small hole forming airhole at front framing ring. Shoulder has single row of globules, with larger ones flanking nozzle (representing rivets?). Nozzle has straight base; it was elongated and U-shaped. Ring handle has three grooves. Circular, plain base has three concentric rings.
Fabric description
10YR 8/4, very pale brown. Unglazed. Middle Roman Athenian lamp fabric: pale, somewhat soft. Overfired top.
Preservation comment
Six joining sherds preserve most of discus, small part of shoulder, and half of handle and base. Slight, extensive abrasion; scattered patches of encrustation.
Estimated discus diameter
0.054
Handle total height preserved
0.018
Height base to shoulder
0.024
Preserved length
0.08
Preserved width
0.057
Weight (kg)
0.025
Has geographic origin
Attica
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL037 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl037>