KL053 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp
Description
Circular, concave discus has filling hole lower left, figural relief, and two, rounded framing rings. Relief shows facing eagle with folded wings, head turned to left on two-step podium. Later generation within type series? Round shoulder has small ovules and one double circles at either side of nozzle. Heart-shaped nozzle. Slightly raised, circular, plain base. Small hole pierced(?) in back wall just above base.
Fabric description
Fabric: 5YR 7/7, reddish yellow. Slip: 5YR 5/6, yellowish red. Fine, somewhat soft fabric with very rare, very small, subrounded, dark red to black inclusions and very slightly, faintly micaceous. Semilustrous, somewhat thick, somewhat uneven slip across discus and shoulder that is flaking in small pieces. Cf. KL054.
Preservation comment
Intact except nozzle. Slight, extensive abrasion and slight gouging; slight to moderate, extensive encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.035
Discus diameter
0.05
Height base to handle
0.046
Height base to shoulder
0.027
Height shoulder to handle
0.019
Preserved length
0.068
Weight (kg)
0.029
Width
0.069
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eagle (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL053 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl053>