KL1976-001 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Asia Minor Lamp
Typological identification comment
Ephesian
Description
Circular outlide. Wide, slightly oval discus has figure in low relief, two large filling holes upper left and lower right, and raised rim(?). Relief depicts bird facing left with stubby beak and spikey talons below, wing raised right(?), all crowded within frame. Narrow, sloping shoulder has wavy stalk in relief. Long, rounded nozzle; trace of burning. Low, wide, solid handle with three grooves above and none(?) below attaches at discus-rim and upper back wall. Circular base-ring but no interior design discernible; traces of fishtail grooves at base of handle and double diagonal grooves on underside of nozzle.
Fabric description
Fabric: 10R 8/4, pink. Slip: 10R 5/6, red. Soft, flakey fabric with frequent small, subrounded to rounded, white (calcitic) inclusions, occasional large chunks, and frequent, small flecks of golden mica. Semimatte, thick, even slip is preserved in large patches.
Other number or identifier
Λυχνάρι 4
Other number or identifier
ΜΚ4568
Preservation comment
Almost complete from six joining sherds except part of right discus and two areas of base. Heavy, extensive abrasion and flaking.
Base Diameter
0.047
Discus diameter
0.051
Height base to shoulder
0.025
Height shoulder to handle
0.026
Length
0.106
Weight (kg)
0.037
Width
0.063
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Bird (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1976-001 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine 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/kl1976-001>