KL1989-005 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΕΛΠΙΔΗΦ|ΟΡΟΥ hedera
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
Description
Circular outline. Circular discus has rays and wide, flat framing ring. Flat shoulder has curving vine with twisted and circuitous tendrils connecting two grape leaves with pointed lobes and two conical grape clusters per side. Raised, large, kite-shaped nozzle. Tall, narrow, small-pierced handle with three grooves attaches to framing ring and extends to a point above base-groove. Gently curving wall. Circular, flat, plain base has single circular groove around signature in relief: ΕΛΠΙΔΗΦ|ΟΡΟΥ hedera (letters are rounded). Details are very sharp.
Fabric description
2.5Y 8/2, white. Fine, creamy white, chalky clay from Attica, on which see Agora VII, pp. 18-19 and Isthmia III, pp. 59-60 n. 41.
Other number or identifier
Α12
Preservation comment
Eleven joining sherds preserve complete handle, most of shoulder and base, one third of discus, and small part of nozzle. Well preserved surface.
Base Diameter
0.044
Discus diameter
0.064
Height base to shoulder
0.02
Height shoulder to handle
0.033
Preserved length
0.109
Weight (kg)
0.049
Width
0.109
Has geographic origin
Attica
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1989-005 (Middle 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/kl1989-005>