KL141 (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
Circular, concave, plain discus. Narrow, sloping to rounded, plain shoulder. Short ring handle has two(?) grooves situated lateral. Circular, flat base with single groove.
Fabric description
Fabric: 7.5YR 6/4, light brown. Slip: 10R 5/8, red. Fine, somewhat soft fabric with platy fracture has rare, very small, subangular to subrounded, black inclusions and rare, very small flecks of golden mica. Thick, semilustrous(?), even slip visible under crust in large patches around wall and handle. Knidian fabric.
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves entire handle, less than one-third or discus and shoulder, and part of base. Slight, extensive abrasion; severe, extensive encrustation and film of mortar across handle and wall obscures the surface and design.
Discus diameter
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL141 (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/kl141>