KL306 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Kenchreai Cemetery Project Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
Circular, slightly concave discus has figural relief and filling hole above center. Relief depicts two gladiators: left one, apparently a thrax, with small square shield (parmula), helmet with wide, curved brim, curved sword (sicca) in right hand, thick loincloth (subligaculum), and greaves(?); right one striding right but turning back left, with left leg extended and right flexed, wearing thick loincloth and greaves and carrying large, curved, rectangular handle in left arm. In this type right gladiator is victorious, standing upright but leaning right in a dynamic pose, turning back to his opponent with sword raised up, while the left figure is vanquished, sitting on the ground with legs bent behind his attacker.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Early/Middle Roman Corinthian pale fabric.
Preservation comment
Two joining fragments preserve roughly one half of discus. Slight, extensive abrasion; moderate, extensive encrustation.
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Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Gladiator (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Weaponry and Armor (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KL306 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <http://kenchreai.org/kcp/kl306>