KE 172 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 48
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
cf. CorinthIV.2, p. 191, no. 587, pl. XXVI (O. Broneer)
cf. GualandiGenito1977, p. 146, no. 354, pl. 47 (signed ΛΟΥΚΙΟΥ; Bologna)
cf. Mercando1962, p. 28, no. VI.27, pl. VI:2 (Rome)
Circular(?), concave discus with figural relief and filling hole left. Relief shows Diana standing three-quarters left in counterpoise on left left wearing long folded garment, with left hand straight at side holding bow vertically and right hand flexed above shoulder reaching for arrow from quiver with broad strap. Type has thick hair and dog to lower left partly behind goddess and looking back up at her.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Typical fabric (pale buff), firing, and surface treatment. Fingerprints from pressing into mold on underside.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves ca. 30% of middle to front discus. Moderate, extensive abrasion; worn breaks.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 43, no. 157, pl. 7 (H. Williams)
Maximum preserved dimension
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Artemis/Diana (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Dog or Wolf (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Weaponry and Armor (Visual Motif)
Linked to

Field book number C 514 (KE 172, Lamp)

Suggested citation
“KE 172 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <>