KL287 (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
Concave discus has relief of Eros striding left with wings spread, right arm outstretched with patera(?) and left arm flexed at side, surrounded by loose drapery or other background.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 5YR 7/4, pink. Slip: 5YR 4/4, reddish brown. Hard, somewhat fine fabric has very rare, very small, subangular white (calcitic) and black inclusions and common flecks of gold mica. Thick, semilustrous, even slip has metallic sheen. Knidian.
Preservation comment
Three joining fragments preserve large part of central discus. Slight chipping around edges; slight, thin encurstation across exterior surface.
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eros/Cupid (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Religious Symbol or Object (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL287 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl287>