KL274 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Joins with KL034.
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
Wide circular outline. Circular, concave discus has traces of figural relief at top and two rounded framing rings. Reconstruct relief as Athena Promachos facing left. Slightly rounded shoulder has double rows of globules separated by ridges. Small ring handle with three grooves attaches at discus rim. Excess clay along seam next to handle.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 2.5YR 6/8, light red. Middle Roman Athenian lamp fabric: somewhat soft and slightly grtty with voids. Unslipped.
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves small part of handle, less than one quarter of rim, and upper handle. Irregular, slight, sparse abrasion, extensive flaking and pitting on shoulder around handle; slight, somewhat extensive patches of encrustation across top.
Preserved height
Preserved length
Preserved width
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Athena/Minerva (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL274 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl274>