KL285 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, Knidian
Large, circular nozzle has semivolutes; underside somes to ridge near base. Circular base has wide, flat base ring and slightly concave bottom with incuse planta pedis (right foot), sharply rendered, oriented on medial axis with big toe pointing toward nozzle.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 7.5YR 7/4, pink. Slip: 5YR 4/4, reddish brown. Hard, fine fabric has very rare, very small, subrounded(?), white and black inclusions and uncommon, very small flecks of golden mica. Somewhat thin, semilustrous slip with metallic sheen spread evenly but fading out on underside toward nozzle.
Preservation comment
Two nonjoining sherds preserve small part of nozzle and wall (fr. a) and roughly one third of base and front wall below seam (fr. b). Sparse specks of encrustation around nozzle.
Estimated base diameter
Weight (kg)
Other Dimensions
Fr a: max.p.dim. 0.03
Other Dimensions
Fr b: p.L. 0.052, p.W. 0.035
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL285 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl285>