KL1990-002 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
Description
Circular outline. Circular, concave discus has filling hole left, figural relief, flat framing ring, and small slit for airhole over front rim. Relief depicts winged Eros, body turned to right and head turned back to left, walking to right and holding a box or book, wing raised to level of head. Shoulder has panels and small ovules with single circles at panels. Details are slightly blunt from worn mold.
Fabric description
7.5YR 8/6, reddish yellow. Early/Middle Roman Corinthian lamp fabric: slightly reddish, fine, somewhat soft.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves roughly three quarters of discus and small part of left shoulder. Well preserved surface but very slight pitting.
Estimated discus diameter
0.062
Preserved length
0.056
Preserved width
0.074
Weight (kg)
0.008
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eros/Cupid (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1990-002 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl1990-002>