KL273 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show fewer links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
Description
Circular to oval(?) outline. Circular, concave discus has two narrow, rounded framing rings. Wide, slightly sloping shoulder has four uneven S-curves per side in pairs around small globules; panels at medial axis have palm branch motif.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Middle Roman Athenian lamp fabric: red, somewhat soft, and slightly gritty with voids; cf. KL274. Unslipped.
Preservation comment
Two nonjoining sherds (a, b) preserve less than one quarter of shoulder on opposite sides of lamp. Moderate, extensive abrasion; light, extensive film of encrustation.
Estimated body diameter
0.08
Estimated discus diameter
0.055
Preserved length
0.036
Preserved length
0.039
Preserved width
0.016
Preserved width
0.024
Weight (kg)
0.006
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph