KE 404 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Area B (northwest side of harbor)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 92
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp
Typological identification comment
Format: Loeschcke Typus IV (with handle) = Broneer Type XXIII = Bailey Type B Group iv/v (Claudian-Trajanic)
Typological identification comment
Shoulder: Loeschcke Schulterform VI b
Cf. BMLII, pp. 51-52, 178-179, no. Q 938, fig. 55, pl. 18 (Pompeii[?], ca. third quarter 1st century A.D.; D. M. Bailey)
Note unusual handle: appears to be applied loop (cf. earlier), not full ring handle attaching at discus rim (later).
Type of gladiatorial prize-fighters Furius and Columbus.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Typical fabric (fine, pinkish, micaceous), firing, and surface treatment (thin, mottled orangish red slip). Large irregular red chunk (iron oxide?) breaking out of front upper left wall.
Preservation comment
Most of lamp survives but missing part of central to back discus, top of handle, and front of nozzle. Moderate, extensive pitting, abrasion, and scratching; worn breaks; frequent patches of sandy accretion or mortar(?).
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 19, no. 71, pl. 3 (H. Williams)
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Gladiator (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KE 404 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>