KE 753+735 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 187
Typological identification
Late Roman Athenian lamp, late glazed
cf. AgoraVII, pp. 175-176, nos. 2412, 2413, pl. 38 (crouching lion on discus; J. Perlzweig)
Oval outline narrowing to nozzle. Outward slopiing shoulder with rounding rim bears grape leaves and rosette of eight dots. Solid handle with two grooves above and one below; lower handle defined by flanking grooves. Flat slliptical base with incuse design: two almond shaped grooves, single circles at apices, around palm branch. This format in late 4th-early 5th centuries typically has type of lion crouching left (see Ke0753-L0204: joining?)
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Typical fabric, firing, and surface treatment. Widely smoothed seem and slight rights extending up sides of handle.
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds preserve ca. 10% of back right shoulder, entire handle and adjacent back wall, and ca. 30% of bottom. Slight to moderate, sparse abrasion; slightly worn breaks; scattered patches of encrustation.
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 753+735 (Late Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2023. <>