KL279 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΛΕ(οντέωϲ)
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
Description
Circular outline. Circular, concave discus has central filling hole with flat(?) rim, rays, and raised rim with narrow, rounded framing ring; small circular airhole at front rim. Somewhat narrow, sloping shoulder has grapevine motif of three sharp leaves and two grape clusters with springy tendrils per side. Elongated, flat, kite-shaped nozzle; traces of burning. Back of handle with two grooves terminates at point just above base ring. Circular, slightly concave base has rounded ring around incuse signature: ΛΕ (branch below center? for Λεοντέωϲ). Details are blunt, and rays are very faint, from worn morn.
Fabric description
Middle Roman Athenian lamp fabric: somewhat soft, reddish.
Preservation comment
Ten joining fragments preserve roughly one third of discus, one half of shoulder, lower handle, entire nozzle, and most of base. Severe, extensive abrasion and sparse chipping; sparse patches of encrustation on bottom.
Estimated body diameter
0.079
Estimated discus diameter
0.05
Body Height
0.035
Preserved length
0.093
Preserved width
0.073
Weight (kg)
0.035
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL279 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl279>