KL294 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
ΑΤΕ◎[ 3-4 letters
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIA Lamp
Description
Circular outline. Circular, deep concave discus has small, sharp central filling hole with slightly recessed, wide, flat framing ring, dense rays, and somewhat narrow, flat framing ring; slit for airhole at front. Wide, sloping shoulder has large ovules that end in small, single circle flanking nozzle. Wide, raised, kite-shaped nozzle; traces of burning. Large ring handle with two grooves attaches to discus rim and just above base groove, where it terminates in a triangular point with a triple concentric circle above apex; triple concentric circles flank end of back handle. Straight walls. Flat, circular base has single groove around incuse signature: ΑΤΕ◎[ 3-4 letters. All details are sharp. Sparse small clay nodules in grooves, including signature.
Fabric description
Early/Middle Roman Corinthian lamp fabric: hard, very fine, pale yellowish buff with slight orange tinge.
Preservation comment
22 joining fragments preserve most of lamp but missing left back discus and shoulder and parts of lower wall and base. Slight chipping around edges; slight patches of encrustation on top and thick patches around handle and back wall.
Base Diameter
0.034
Discus diameter
0.05
Handle total height preserved
0.038
Length
0.101
Weight (kg)
0.041
Width
0.078
Other Dimensions
p.H. shoulder-handle 0.008
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL294 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl294>