KE 938 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine North African Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 225
Typological identification
African Red Slip Lamp Hayes Type II
Typological identification comment
Late phase
Comparanda
Discus motif: Barbera and Petriaggi 1993, p. 214, no. 175 (Museo Nazionale Romano).
Description
Circular discus with central figural relief, one filling hole center left and one center right, and narrow rounded framing ring. Shallow relief of female bust left with wavy hair pulled back around head and down into chignon, traces of pearl necklace under chin, and dress hanging in folds across chest; traces of headdress on crown. Details are blunt (much more so than shoulder design), some overlap with framing ring (lower right), and faint border below image is tilted down right. Copy (inverted) from worn model of type of Tyche with turreted crown.
Preservation comment
One large sherd preserves ca. 75% of lamp but missing back including entire handle. Slight, sparse abrasion and pitting; clean breaks.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 81, no. 423, pl. 19 (H. Williams)
Discus diameter
0.031
Preserved length
0.064
Width
0.056
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Person (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 938 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine North African Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0938>