KL045 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΕΠΑΓΑΘΟΥ
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, copy Corinthian
Description
Wide circular outline. Circular, deep concave discus has central filling hole with recessed then raised rim, wide rays, and rounded framing ring. Broad shoulder has schematic grapevine motif of two leaves and two clusters per side. Flat, kite-shaped nozzlel traces of burning. Tall, narrow, small-pierced handle with two grooves attaches at framing ring and extends almost to base-groove. Circular, flat, plain base has single circular groove around faint incuse signature: ΕΠΑΓΑΘΟΥ. Details are blunt and somewhat irregular. Sparse clay nodules.
Fabric description
10YR 7/4, very pale brown. Middle Roman Athenian lamp fabric. Unglazed.
Preservation comment
Intact but missing small parts of discus and nozzle. Moderate to severe, extensive abrasion; moderate, extensive patches of encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.034
Discus diameter
0.047
Handle total height
0.051
Height
0.051
Height base to handle
0.051
Height base to shoulder
0.033
Height shoulder to handle
0.018
Length
0.1
Weight (kg)
0.09
Width
0.084
Has geographic origin
Attica
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL045 (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/kl045>