KE 558 (Late Roman Egyptian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Area C (north end of harbor, including mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 132
Typological identification
Roman/Byzantine Egyptian Lamp
Typological identification comment
Format of nozzle and shape of discus and rim, as well as material, favor Egyptian identification; possible Asia Minor products from Ephesus may be late derivatives therefrom.
Comparanda
Motif and general outline sim. EphesosIV.2, pp. 117, 135, nos. 238, 746, pls. II, V (Typus II, V; F. Miltner)
Comparanda
sim. BMLIII, p. 251, nos. 2066, 2067, figs. 34, 35, pl. 44 (D. M. Bailey; same format and material, dated 4th century)
Preservation comment
Intact but missing small part of back left discus and front edge of nozzle. Moderate to severe, extensive erosion (flaking) and slight to moderate abrasion; worn breaks.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 71, no. 373, pls. 16, 24 (H. Williams)
Base Diameter
0.038
Discus diameter
0.056
Length
0.103
Width
0.078
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 558 (Late Roman Egyptian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0558>