KL1988-004 (Late Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΚΥ̣
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Corinthian or Regional Lamp, copy/imitation Athenian
Typological identification comment
Late Roman Corinthian, copy Athenian glazed
Description
Circular outline. Circular discus has central filling hole with slightly raised rim, rosette with 14 concave petals, raised rim, and airhole over front rim. Slightly sloping shoulder has wide groove with raised herringbone. Rounded nozzle flanked by double angled grooves; traces of burning. Wide, low, solid handle with three grooves attaches to discus-rim and extends to base. Circular, plain base has two slightly raised rings around signature in relief: ΚΥ̣ (sharp serifs; upsilon is pushed far to right). Details blunt from surmoulage of worn lamp.
Fabric description
10R 4/3, weak red. Late Roman Corinthian red fabric: uncommon, medium-sized to large, subangular, white (calcitic) inclusions; brick-like.
Preservation comment
Almost complete lamp from six joining sherds but missing front upper handle and small part of base. Slight, extensive abrasion and pitting; wide, thin patches of concretion.
Base Diameter
0.034
Discus diameter
0.052
Height base to shoulder
0.042
Height shoulder to handle
0.011
Length
0.093
Weight (kg)
0.086
Width
0.084
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1988-004 (Late 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/kl1988-004>