KL054 (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, plain discus has central filling hole and raised, rounded framing ring. Wide, slightly rounded shoulder has six to seven large ovules per side and double circles at nozzle. Wide, pierced handle with two grooves in front extends halfway down back wall. Flat, plain(?) base has single circular groove preserved.
Fabric description
Fabric: 7.5YR 7/6, reddish yellow. Slip: 5YR 5/4, reddish brown. Fine, somewhat hard fabric with very rare, very small, subrounded, dark red to black inclusions. Semilustrous, somewhat thick, somewhat uneven to streaky slip that is flaking in small pieces everywhere. Cf. KL053.
Preservation comment
Four joining sherds preserve three quarters of discus and shoulder, one half of handle, and small part of base. Slight to moderate, extensive abrasion and chipping; slight patches of encrustation or fine plaster around handle.
Estimated base diameter
0.034
Discus diameter
0.044
Preserved height base to handle
0.042
Height base to shoulder
0.03
Preserved height shoulder to handle
0.012
Preserved length
0.071
Weight (kg)
0.011
Width
0.076
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL054 (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/kl054>