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.
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.
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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.
“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>