KL283 (Middle/Late Hellenistic Knidian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Howland Type 40 Lamp
Typological identification comment
Howland Type 40A=Scheibler Typ ISL 2b
Circular(?) body with double-convex profile. Short nozzle has broadly flaring termination with lateral hooks and large, oval wickhole. Exterior of nozzle appears smoothed. Wheelmade body but nozzle is hand-fashioned and applied to front; note interior groove tracing seam of attachment.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: Gley 2 5/1, greenish gray. Very fine, hard but somewhat brittle fabric has very rare, very small black particles and very rare, rounded(?) voids opening at surface. Thin, matte, even slip same color as fabric to slightly darker on all surfaces.
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves less than one half of nozzle. Sparse patches of encrustation.
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL283 (Middle/Late Hellenistic Knidian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl283>