KL1988-005 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Regional Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Corinthian or Regional Lamp, imitation North African
Typological identification comment
Late Roman Corinthian, imitation North African
Description
Long, tear-shaped outline and keyhole format. Circular to oval, slightly concave discus has central filling hole, design in relief, and broad channel to wickhole with large airhole over line of rim. Relief of jeweled Maltese cross with raised rim, several disorganized circles inside, and single circles in angles of arms. Shoulder has broad groove with palm branch. Rounded nozzle; traces of burning. Tall, narrow, pointed, knoblike handle attaches over shoulder and extends(?) to base. Circular base has single groove enclosing large, indistinct, incuse design. Slight joining ridge; wide webbing.
Fabric description
2.5YR 5/6, red. Late Roman Corinthian red fabric?: hard, gritty, with common, small, subrounded to subangular, white inclusions; brick-like.
Preservation comment
Two joining fragments preserve most of lamp but missing one-third of base. Severe, extensive abrasion; slight, extensive patches of encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.034
Discus diameter
0.035
Height base to shoulder
0.039
Height shoulder to handle
0.028
Length
0.108
Weight (kg)
0.09
Width
0.078
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1988-005 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Regional Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl1988-005>