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Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 192
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp
sim. BussièreWohl2017, no. 604 (dated “Second half of second century to first half of first century B.C.(?)“ [on uncertain grounds])
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: pinkish buff; fine; well-sorted, frequent, tiny black and white bits; slightly micaceous. Consistent hard firing. Thick, even, semimatte slip, orangish red. Southwest Asia Minor: Knidian? Retouching on beard to enhance texture.
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves part of middle to lower face on plastic lamp. Slight to moderate, somewhat extensive pitting and abrasion; slip is slightly flaking; worn breaks; rare specks of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 88, no. 469, pl. 21 (H. Williams)
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Suggested citation
“KE 700 (Early Roman Asia Minor Plastic Lamp or Vessel).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>