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Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, Knidian
Description
Concave discus has relief of winged Eros facing right and reaching up with left arm; traces of trident in background. This type has dolphin center right.
Fabric description
Fabric: 7.5YR 7/6, reddish yellow. Slip: 2.5YR 4/6, red. Fine, somewhat hard fabric has very rare to rare, small, subrounded(?), white (calcitic) and black inclusions and common specks of gold mica. Somewhat thin, semilustrous, even slip detaching in large patches; metallic sheen where preserved. Knidian.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves small part of central discus. Slight, sparse abrasion around edges; sparse specks to patches of encrustation.
Maximum preserved dimension
0.032
Weight (kg)
0.002
Has geographic origin
Asia Minor
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Dolphin (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eros/Cupid (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL281 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl281>