KL100 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
Circular outline. Circular, concave discus has filling hole right, figural relief, and wide, flat framing ring. Relief depicts frontal bust of Serapis looking slightly left with thick hair, wearing chlamys draped over right shoulder, and characteristic headdress. Eyes and hair show slight retouching. Shoulder has panels and large ovules. Flat, kite-shaped nozzle; traces of burning. Narrow, vertical, pierced handle with two grooves attaches to rim of discus. Clay nodules in grooves.
Fabric description
10YR 7/6, reddish yellow. Early/Middle Roman Corinthian pale lamp fabric.
Preservation comment
Six joining pieces preserve three quarters of discus, two thirds of shoulder, most of handle, and left nozzle. Scattered patches of encrustation.
Discus diameter
Preserved length
Weight (kg)
Has geographic origin
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Sarapis (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL100 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl100>