KL041 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
Circular, concave discus has central filling hole, figural relief, and narrow, rounded framing ring, Relief depicts Eros playing diaulos facing left before sitting ram and columnar altar or kioniskos with pinecone on it. Plain shoulder probably had panels. Details are somewhat blunt.
Fabric description
2.5YR 6/8, light red. Variable firing to slightly darker red. Middle Roman Athenian lamp fabric. Unglazed.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves one third of discus and small part of left shoulder. Slight, very sparse abrasion, pitting, and chipping; slight, extensive encrustation in grooves and around relief.
Estimated discus diameter
Preserved length
Preserved width
Has geographic origin
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eros/Cupid (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Religious Symbol (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Sheep (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL041 (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/kl041>