KL299 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show fewer links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, red-on-white
Description
Circular outline. Circular, deep concave discus has relief depicting buffalo advancing right with ring hanging from neck and wide, somewhat flattened framing ring. Sloping to rounded, plain shoulder. Ring handle attaches part way down back wall to base. Flat, circular, slightly raised base.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 2.5YR 6/6, light red. Slip: 10R 5/8, red. White underslip. Typical “Ephesian” fabric. Semiglossy, thick, mottled slip, flakey, extends inside over upper wall.
Preservation comment
Two joining fragments preserve less than one half of discus, roughly two thirds of shoulder, and small part of base. Slight, sparse abrasion; slight, extensive encrustation.
Estimated discus diameter
0.05
Body Height
0.029
Preserved length
0.063
Preserved width
0.031
Weight (kg)
0.014
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Bull (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph