KL1976-003 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Aegean Lamp) [permalink] [show fewer links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Aegean Lamp
Typological identification comment
Western Asia Minor or Eastern Aegean?
Description
Small, tear shaped outline. Circular discus has large central filling hole, relief of scallop shell with 10 concave segments and flat base. Steeply sloping, plain shoulder to carinated wall. Round nozzle has large wickhole with raised rim; traces of burning. Small strap handle attached rolled under at top to attach at shoulder and pressed flat against middle back wall. Flat, plain, almond-shaped base. Details very blunt from worn mold.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: pale reddish orange. Slip: reddish orange. Somewhat soft fabric, slightly micaceous, rare, medium, subrounded to subrounded white inclusions (calcite) and scattered subrounded voids. Thin, even, dull slip is little more than a wash, slightly flakey.
Other number or identifier
Λυχνάρι 2
Other number or identifier
ΜΚ4525
Preservation comment
Almost complete from 12 joining fragments but missing small part of base. Severe, extensive abrasion; scattered specks of encrustation.
Discus diameter
0.041
Height base to shoulder
0.016
Height shoulder to handle
0.018
Length
0.085
Width
0.063
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Shell (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph