KL1988-007 (Late Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΧΙΟ|ΝΗϹ
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Corinthian or Regional Lamp, copy/imitation Athenian
Description
Tear-shaped body. Oval, slightly concave discus has Christogram with rho closed right and slightly flaring bars with at least two interior circles, four filling holes in quadrants, raised rim, and large airhole over front rim. Shoulder has wide groove with herringbone in relief. Rounded nozzle, off axis, flanked by double angled grooves; slight traces of burning. Thick, solid handle with two grooves attaches to discus-rim and extends to base. Circular, flat, plain base has single circular groove around incuse signature: ΧΙΟ|ΝΗϹ (eta-sigma ligature; square serif on superior iota). Blunt details from surmoulage of worn archetype. Slight ledge, joining ridge, and webbing.
Fabric description
5YR 6/4, light reddish brown. Late Roman Corinthian white fabric: heavy, gritty.
Preservation comment
Intact. Slight, extensive abrasion and minor cracking.
Base Diameter
0.045
Discus diameter
0.046
Height base to shoulder
0.025
Height shoulder to handle
0.014
Length
0.096
Weight (kg)
0.107
Width
0.065
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Chi-Rho (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1988-007 (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/kl1988-007>