KL1989-019 (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, Knidian
Circular outline. Circular discus with uncertain figural relief, raised rim, and narrow, rounded framing ring. Rounded to sloping shoulder has large ovules. Ring handle with two lateral grooves attaches at back discus rim and midway down back wall. Circular, raised base.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 7.5YR 8/3, pink. Slip: 10R 6/6, red, to 10R 4/4, weak red. Hard, fine fabric has very rare, very small, rounded(?) black inclusions, larger calcitic particles, and very rare elongated voids visible at surface. Thick, semilustrous, even slip but mottled on all surfaces but continuing inside; distinct metallic sheen and smooth surface (brushed?). Knidian fabric.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves small part of discus, roughly one third of shoulder, entire handle, and back wall to base. Slight, sparse abrasion; sparse specks of encrustation.
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL1989-019 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl1989-019>