KL304 (Late Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman Corinthian or Regional Lamp, copy/imitation Athenian
Tear-shaped(?) outline. Concave discus has relief of scallop and three petals(?) at top, at least one small filling hole upper left, and a sharp, narrow framing. Shoulder has irregular herringbone. Thick, partly pierced handle has two grooves.
Fabric description
Late Roman Corinthian red fabric: dense, heavy, brick-like, granular fabric has common, medium-sized, subrounded to subangular, white and gray inclusions, occasionally spalling; thoroughly fired to greenish gray (Gley 1 5/1 5GY).
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves small part of discus, less than one quarter of rim, and middle handle. Slight chipping around edges; slight, extensive film of encrustation.
Handle total height preserved
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Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KL304 (Late 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/kl304>