KL1989-010 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, Knidian
Flat base has single, circular groove around incuse signature ]ΑΝΙ|[ (circular impression in second line is perhaps a stamped circle). Probably should read RΩΜ]ΑΝΙ|[ƧΙƧ (mixed Greek and Latin with retrograde esses). Clay globules in signature.
Fabric description
Fabric: 2.5YR 6/6, light red. Slip: 5YR 6/4, light reddish brown. Fine, somewhat hard fabric with very rare, very small, subangular, black and white (calcitic?) inclusions and very rare, small flecks of golden mica. Thin, somewhat uneven, semilustrous slip with slightly metallic sheen extends inside over wall; thicker blotches on wall fired blackish.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves roughly one-half of base. Well preserved surface.
Estimated base diameter
Preserved length
Weight (kg)
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL1989-010 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl1989-010>