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Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
P 63
Typological identification
Late Roman Athenian Lamp, late unglazed (“postglaze”)
Sim. Agora VII, p. 187, no. 2699, pl. 42 (plain+herringbone; J. Perlzweig)=Karivieri 1996, p. 195, no. 113, pl. 46 (dated second half of 5th century); Ivantchik 2002, pp. 359, 368, no. 50, fig. 4 (Argos); Garnett 1975, pp. 181-2, 204-5, no. 39, fig. 1:40 (cross+wavy lines; Fountain of the Lamps, Corinth, dated early 6th century).
Flat base. Manufacturing stamp in central: two circular grooves around two palm branches in Greek cross with one small double concentric circle in each quadrant and small Κ|Υ (serifs) diagonal in two upper quadrants. Mostly crisp lines.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves central design on base and small parts of wall. Very slight, sparse abrasion and small chips; clean breaks; rare specks of encrustation.
Base Diameter
Maximum preserved dimension
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 304 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <>