KL1969-006 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ROMANΗSIS
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 551
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, Knidian
Bibliography
Kenchreai V, p. 26, no. 134, pl. 6 (H. Williams)
Description
Circular outline. Circular, wide, plain discus has very small central filling hole and two raised framing rings; three framing grooves; air hole. Cracks around filling hole and dent in discus from something falling on it in the kiln. Heart-shaped nozzle. Shoulder has large ovules. Narrow, pierced handle that impinges on framing rings has single groove; four hashmarks pointing down at front base of handle. Flat, circular base has incuse signature: ROMANΗSIS over small circle (end of signature appears to drift slightly downward and missing lower portions of letters).
Fabric description
Clay: 2.5YR 5/4, reddish brown. Slip: 5YR 4/3. reddish brown, to 5YR 6/6, reddish yellow. Fine, hard, smooth fabric with very rare, very small, subrounded, white and yellow inclusions; sparse, small voids (air bubbles). Metallic to irridescent, fine and thin, smooth, even slip with irregular darker streaks; brushed over top unevenly and excess ran down sides. Knidian fabric.
Preservation comment
Intact but missing top of handle, end of nozzle, and small part of base. Well preserved surface.
Base Diameter
0.048
Discus diameter
0.063
Height base to shoulder
0.026
Height shoulder to handle
0.022
Preserved length
0.102
Weight (kg)
0.095
Width
0.085
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1969-006 (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/kl1969-006>