KL1988-002 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΟΚΤΑΒΙ|ΟΥ
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIB Lamp
Description
Circular outline. Circular, deep discus has central filling hole with recessed raised rim, rays, and narrow rounded framing ring; small for airhole at front. Flat shoulder with grapevine motif showing two sprays and two grape clusters per side. Details are blunt. Kite-shaped nozzle with small wickhole; traces of burning. Pierced ring handle with to grooves attaches over framing ring of discus, with clay blob attached to juncture, and extends in point almost to base-groove. Circular, flat base has single groove around incuse signature ΟΚΤΑΒΙ|ΟΥ. Details are blunt. Numerous clay nodules.
Fabric description
7.5YR 7/6 reddish yellow. Early/Middle Roman Corinthian lamp fabric: reddish tinge, platy fracture.
Other number or identifier
Preservation comment
Intact except small hole in base. Well preserved surface but very sparse granular encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.034
Discus diameter
0.057
Height base to shoulder
0.025
Height shoulder to handle
0.033
Length
0.108
Weight (kg)
0.046
Width
0.076
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1988-002 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl1988-002>