KE 421 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
JLR 6-2022: legs left: elaborate gladiator scene (note position of airhhole). One on left retreating, one on right charging with shield left.
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 87
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
cf. AgoraVII, p. 123, no. 835, pl. 19 (J. Perlzweig)
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Typical fabric (yellow at surface with pinkish core; somewhat soft), firing, and surface treatment.
Preservation comment
One small sherd preserves ca. 30% from central to front discus. Slight to moderate, extensive abrasion and minor pitting and scratching; flaking around edges; worn breaks;
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 55, no. 236 (H. Williams)
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Gladiator (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KE 421 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>