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Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 64
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
Typological identification comment
Material is Corinthian, though relative position of left panel and back of nozzle, and herringbone are unusual: Corinthian copy or imitation of Athenian design?
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Typical fabric, firing, and surface treatment for ware: pale buff with slightly pinkish core; fine, hard; very rare lime specks.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves ca. 15% from upper left middle to front part of lamp, including small part of discus and front left shoulder up to back of nozzle. Slight, sparse abrasion; slightly worn breaks; very thin, faint film of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 44, no. 164, pl. 8 (identified as Broneer Type XXVIIC; H. Williams)
Preserved length
Preserved width
Estimated rim diameter
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 291 (Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <>