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, firing, and surface description
2.5Y 8/2, white. Fine, creamy white, chalky clay from Attica (see Agora VII, pp. 18-19 and Isthmia III, pp. 59-60 n. 41).
Other number or identifier
Eleven joining sherds preserve complete handle, most of shoulder and base, one third of discus, and small part of nozzle. Well preserved surface.
“KL1989-005 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl1989-005>