KL1990-003 (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 figural relief and slightly rounded framing ring. Figure of Triton in schematic design: facing forward, thick-haired and bearded head turned right, blowing horn to right and holding rudder over left shoulder. Plain rim has panels and two shallow double circles on either side of handle and panels. Narrow, vertical, pierced handle with two grooves attaches to framing ring and above base groove. Details are slightly blunt and retouching is evident in deep vertical lines.
Fabric description
10YR 7/6, reddish yellow. Early/Middle Roman Corinthian pale lamp fabric: fine, somewhat hard.
Preservation comment
Two joining fragments preserve roughly one half of shoulder, one quarter of discus, and entire handle. Slight, somewhat sparse abrsion and pitting; thick encrustation or mortar adhering to handle.
Discus diameter
0.071
Estimated Width
0.098
Height base to shoulder
0.024
Height shoulder to handle
0.015
Preserved length
0.065
Weight (kg)
0.027
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Triton (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1990-003 (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/kl1990-003>