KE 651 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 175
Typological identification
Late Roman Athenian lamp, late glazed
Comparanda
sim. AgoraVII, p. 179, nos. 2478-2480, pl. 40 (J. Perlzweig)
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Typical Late Roman Attic lamp fabric (pale red, moderately fine(, firing (consistently hard), and surface (smooth but unslipped). Cleanly joined and slight right misalignment of seam at handle.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves ca. 30% of lamp, including roughly one-quarter of right discus, roughly one-half of right to back shoulder, entire handle, large part of wall, and small part of base. Slight, somewhat extensive abrasion and rare chipping; worn breaks; many scattered specks of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 63, no. 316 (H. Williams)
Estimated body diameter
0.067
Estimated discus diameter
0.044
Handle total height
0.054
Preserved length
0.075
Preserved width
0.058
Weight (kg)
0.039
Other Dimensions
H. base-shoulder 0.038
Other Dimensions
H. shoulder-top handle 0.016
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Chi-Rho (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 651 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0651>