KE 41 (Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Area C (north end of harbor, including mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 12
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
Cf. BMLIII, pp. 8-10, 402, 403, 404, no. Q 3250, figs. 13, 134, pl. 117 (slightly different figure and ovules on shoulder, signed ⲤⲰΤΕΡΙΔΑ; D. M. Bailey)
Same motif on North African lamps: e.g., Deneauve1969, p. 198, no. 946, pl. 86 (Carthage); Bussière2000, p. 358, nos. 3414, 3415, pl. 93 (from Tebessa); BussièreWohl2017, no. 381 (Getty).
Same motif on western lamps: e.g., Miltner1930, col. 66, no. 1, fig. 31:1 (Klagenfurt Museum); Farka1977, p. 191, no. 120, pl. 29 (Magdalensburg; dated fourth quarter of 1st century BCE).
Type of half-figure young satyr left with deerskin, thyrsus, and monaulos.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Typical fabric (buff), firing, and surface treatment.
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds (L0012+L0539a) preserve ca. 30% of left to back discus and small part of left lateral shoulder. Slight, sparse abrasion; worn breaks; scattered speck of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 54, no. 230, pl. 10 (H. Williams)
Preserved length
Preserved width
Ceramic (Material)
Linked to

Field book number C 71 (KE 41, Lamp)

Suggested citation
“KE 41 (Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>