KL1976-007 (Middle/Late Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle/Late Roman Athenian lamp, early glazed
Description
Tear-shaped body. Circular discus has rosette with 12 concave, slightly pointed petals and no border with shoulder. Wide, flat shoulder has late grapevine motif of three rounded leaves and two small clusters with thick stems per side. Flat, kite-shaped nozzle flanked by single grooves has double lines at back interruped by small airhole; traces of burning. Wide, low, solid handle with three grooves attaches to discus-rim and above base. Numerous small clay nodules in grooves.
Fabric description
Middle Roman Athenian lamp fabric: somewhat gritty, slightly hard fabric with common, small to medium-sized, subrounded to subangular, mostly black but some red inclusions. Somewhat thin, semilustrous slip survives in grooves and on handle, extends inside through wickhole.
Other number or identifier
ΜΚ4528
Preservation comment
Three large sherds preserve three quarters of discus, nearly entire shoulder, one half of nozzle, and upper handle. Well preserved surface but slight abrasion and chipping around handle.
Discus diameter
0.043
Height base to shoulder
0.039
Height shoulder to handle
0.011
Length
0.098
Weight (kg)
0.054
Width
0.079
Has geographic origin
Attica
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1976-007 (Middle/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/kl1976-007>