KE 712 (Late Roman Argolic copy of Asia Minor-Syrian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 201
Typological identification
Late Roman Corinthian Lamp
Typological identification
Roman-Byzantine Syrian Lamp
Typological identification comment
Argolic copy of Asia Minor lamp imitating Late Roman Syrian lamp? Syrian discus design, but base and shape are Asia Minor format. Manufacturing details indicate surmoulage from worn model.
sim. Waagé1941, p. 66, no. 138, pl. 91:1, 2 (Type 49c; Syrian Antioch)
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: pinkish core and buff surface; fine, smooth fracture; tiny to small, well sorted, black and white and rare red inclusions; faintly micaceous. Even hard firing. Argolid fabric. Wide, uneven seem; prominent webbing at handle and nozzle.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves ca. 65% of lamps but missing back left top and back right base and wall. Sparse, slight abrasion and pitting with minor chipping; worn breaks; small, infrequent specks of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 76, no. 49, pl. 18 (H. Williams)
Discus length
Weight (kg)
Other Dimensions
Estimated body width 0.061
Other Dimensions
Estimated discus width 0.045
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 712 (Late Roman Argolic copy of Asia Minor-Syrian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <>