KL1976-005 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΧΙΟ|ΝΗϹ
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Athenian Lamp, imitation Asia Minor
Bibliography
K. Kristalli-Votsi, “Ἐφορεία Κλασικῶν Ἀρχαιοτήτων Ναυπλίου: Νόµος Κορινθίας, Κεγχρεές,” Archaiologikon Deltion 31, 1976 [1984], Β′1, p. 65, pl. 57:ε, ζ
Description
Tear-shaped discus. Small, circular, concave discus has central filling whole, four smaller holes around, raised rim, and narrow channel with groove and airhole from front of discus to base of nozzle. Broad shoulder has relief of rounded wavy band with trios of stamped circles or single circles inside bends. Design is uneven. Flat, rounded nozzle flanked by double angled grooves has double stamped circles outside and single stamped circles inside; traces of burning. Wide, pierced handle with two grooves attaches to discus rim and extends to base-groove. Circular, slightly concave base has wide, rounded ring around incuse signature: ΧΙΟ|ΝΗϹ (slight serifs; sigma somewhat rectangular).
Fabric description
Typical Late Roman Athenian fabric: uncommon to common, very small, subrounded to subangular, light, red, and black inclusions. Unslipped. Very smooth surface.
Other number or identifier
Λυχνάρι 5
Other number or identifier
ΜΚ4524
Preservation comment
Almost complete from eight joining fragments except small parts of wall and nozzle. Well preserved surface.
Base Diameter
0.046
Discus diameter
0.034
Height base to handle
0.033
Height shoulder to handle
0.014
Length
0.091
Weight (kg)
0.074
Width
0.073
Has geographic origin
Attica
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1976-005 (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/kl1976-005>