KL1990-009 (Early Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Corinthian copy/imitation of Asia Minor Lamp
Description
Circular outline. Circular discus has relief of rosette or scallop with raised rim and raised, rounded framing ring. Rounded shoulder with indistinct rim has single row of double circles. Ring handle with wide hole with two lateral grooves attaches from framing ring to midpoint of wall; asymmetrical attachment at seem.
Fabric description
Fabric: 10YR 8/4, very pale brown. Slip: 7.5YR 5/6, strong brown,to 10YR 4/4, dark yellowish brown. Early Roman Corinthian lamp fabric: very fine, pale, somewhat soft, uncommon to common, very small, rounded to subrounded, calcitic inclusions. Thin, matte, uneven slip everywhere detaching in small flakes, preserves in sparse patches around handle and upper wall.
Preservation comment
Circular outline. Circular discus with rosette or scallop with rim and raised, rounded framing ring. Rounded shoulder with indistinct rim has single row of contiguous circles. Ring handle with wide hole with two lateral grooves attaches from framing ring to midpoint of wall; asymmetrical attachment at seem.
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves small part of discus, roughly one third of shoulder, and entire handle. Severe, extensive abrasion; scattered specks of encrustation.
Preserved length
0.045
Preserved width
0.068
Weight (kg)
0.045
Has geographic origin
Corinthia
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL1990-009 (Early 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/kl1990-009>