KL1988-006 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Athenian Lamp, late unglazed (“postglaze”)
Description
Tear-shaped body. Oval, slightly concave discus has raised rim and jeweled Latin cross with raised rim surrounded by three filling fill holes. Shoulder has wide groove and irregular herringbone in relief. Rounded, slightly projecting nozzle flanked by double angled grooves with small groove from discus to wickhole flanked by single circles; traces of burning. Low, solid handle with two grooves attaches to discus-rim and extends to base. Flat, plain base with two almond-shaped grooves around incuse figure of simple branch; two circles at base of handle and top of figure. Slight joining ridge and webbing.
Fabric description
5YR 7/4, pink. Late Roman Athenian fabric: medium fine, slightly soft with rare to uncommon, very small, subrounded to subangular, black inclusions and rare, small, subangular, white inclusions; very rare, small voids. Unslipped.
Preservation comment
Intact but missing large chip from right shoulder. Moderate, extensive abrasion and pitting; slight, extensive patches of encrustation.
Discus length
0.049
Discus width
0.047
Height base to shoulder
0.035
Height shoulder to handle
0.006
Length
0.091
Weight (kg)
0.077
Width
0.061
Has geographic origin
Attica
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1988-006 (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/kl1988-006>