KL1989-011 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp
Circular outline. Circular, concave discus with filling hole center right, figural relief, narrow, rounded framing ring, and small airhole at front bottom over framing ring. Relief shows Eros or Nike(?) standing frontal but twisted back to left playing diaulos. Wide, steeply sloping shoulder has oblique leaves and large stamped double circles flanking nozzle with volutes (missing).
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 5YR 8/4, pink. Slip: 7.5YR 3/2, dark brown. Fine, somewhat hard fabric with very rare, very small, subangular, black and white (calcitic?) inclusions and very rare, small flecks of golden mica. Thick, mottled, semilustrous slip with slightly metallic sheen detached in large flakes on rim and extends inside. Fingerprints visible around shoulder.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves two thirds of discus, one quarter of shoulder, and base of nozzle. Slight, sparse abrasion.
Estimated discus diameter
Preserved height
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eros/Cupid (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL1989-011 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl1989-011>