KL303 (Late Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Corinthian or Regional Lamp, copy/imitation Athenian
Comparanda
Ke0707-L0196.
Description
Tear-shaped outline. Circular discus has central filling hole, irregular relief of rays enhanced by occasion dots, and prominent framing groove. Flat, wide shoulder has incuse, simple herringbone. Small, shallow slit at front of discus with axial groove to a shallow circle surrounded by arch of small circles. Details are irregular. Wall is thick and uneven on interior surface.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 5YR 5/6, yellowish red. Hard, heavy, granular fabric has common, small to medium-sized, subangular, white (calcitic) and quartize inclusions and rare, medium-sized to large, angular, black inclusions; uncommon voids opening at surface. Late Roman Corinthian fabric. Unslipped.
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves less than one quarter of discus and small part of front rim. Slight, extensive abrasion and chipping around edges; slight, scattered patches of encrustation especially in grooves.
Estimated discus diameter
0.071
Preserved length
0.045
Preserved width
0.059
Weight (kg)
0.022
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KL303 (Late Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl303>