KL296 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Writing transcription
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
Circular outline. Circular discus has filling hole upper center, relief of scallop, and wide, flat framing ring; unpierced dimple for airhole at front. Somewhat narrow, slightly sloping shoulder has medium-sized ovules and panels. Small kite-shaped nozzle; traces of burning. Small ring handle with two grooves attaches at discus rim and terminates in a short point ca. 7 mm above base groove; triple concentric circles flank lower back handle. Flat, circular base has single groove around incuse signature: ϹΠωϹΙ̣[Α]Ν̣ΟΥ. Details are sharp from fresh mold. Small globules and patches of excess clay in grooves.
Fabric description
Early/Middle Roman Corinthian lamp fabric: fine, hard, reddish yellow.
Preservation comment
Nine joining fragments preserve enitre discus, most of shoulder, a small part of nozzle, most of handle, one side wall and most of the base. Moderate, large patches of encrustation across top and around bottom; splotches of black discoloration across surface: mold or moisture?
Discus diameter
Handle total height
Preserved length
Preserved width
Other Dimensions
H. base-shoulder 0.027
Other Dimensions
H. shoulder-handle 0.021
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL296 (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/kl296>