KL1976-004 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
Π
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Athenian lamp, late glazed
Description
Tear-shaped outline. Circular, concave discus has central filling hole, rosette with 12 concave, rounded petals, raised rim, and small airhole one front rim. Slightly sloping shoulder has groove with herringbone in relief. Rounded nozzle flanked by double angled gooves. Details are somewhat blunt. Thick, low, solid handle with two grooves attaches to discus-rim and extends down to base. Flat, plain base has two almond-shaped grooves around incuse signature: Π(ΑΥΛΟΥ) (horizontal detached from two uprights).
Fabric description
Late Roman Athenian fabric: somewhat soft, slightly gritty fabric with uncommon, very small to small, subrounded to subangular, white, red, and black inclusions. Unslipped.
Other number or identifier
Λυχνάρι 3
Other number or identifier
ΜΚ4567
Preservation comment
Mostly complete from four sherds but missing small part of discus and entire nozzle. Moderate to severe, extensive abrasion and flaking; large patches of black discoloration (submersion in asky water?) and white splotches (calcareous drops?) across base.
Discus diameter
0.056
Height base to shoulder
0.036
Height shoulder to handle
0.015
Preserved length
0.096
Preserved width
0.084
Weight (kg)
0.088
Has geographic origin
Attica
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1976-004 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl1976-004>