KL1989-020 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp
Circular outline. Circular, plain, concave discus has central filling hole and narrow, rounded framing ring. Plain, sloping shoulder to sharp rim. Flattened ring handle with high central ridge applied to back rim and upper back wall, where the attachment is pressed out flat.
Fabric description
Fabric: 2.5YR 7/8, light red. Slip. 5YR 7/4, pink. Somewhat hard, fine fabric with platy fracture has uncommon, small, subangular, white (calcitic?) and black inclusions and common, very small flecks of golden mica. Thin to somewhat thick (around shoulders), even, matte slip is slightly more pale than fabric.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves one third of discus and shoulder, entire handle, and back wall. Moderate, extensive abrasion.
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL1989-020 (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/kl1989-020>