KE 941 (Late Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 228
Typological identification
Late Roman Corinthian or Regional Lamp, copy/imitation Athenian
Typological identification comment
Corinthian copy of Athenian late unglazed imitation of late Asia Minor lamp?
Bibliography
Kenchreai V, p. 62, no. 304, pl. 13 (H. Williams).
Comparanda
Sim. Agora VII, p. 182, no. 2544, pl. 40 (Athenian product; J. Perlzweig).
Description
Almond-shaped format. Slightly oval, concave discus raised rim has central filling hole and relief of outlined Greek cross with slightly flaring arms. Flat shoulder has panel with herringbone in relief. Plain nozzle flanked by two angled grooves and two single circles at top. Solid handle has two grooves above seem. Flat base has two almond-shaped grooves around simple leaf and two circles above flanking base of handle. All details blunt. Distinct seem with small shelf and webbing.
Preservation comment
Three joining sherds preserve ca. 75% of lamp but missing middle to right top and front of lamp. Moderate, extension erosion and abrasion and slight flaking and chipping; worn breaks; thin but extensive film of encrustation.
Estimated discus diameter
0.036
Base Length
0.032
Preserved length
0.071
Width
0.059
Base Width
0.024
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 941 (Late Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke0941>