KE 958 (Early Hellenistic Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 241
Typological identification
Howland Type 25 Lamp
Typological identification comment
Howland Type 25B (dated second half 4th-first quarter 3rd cs.)=Scheibler Typ RSL 4 (dated 350-250); cf. AgoraXXIX, p. 496 (S. Rotroff suggests redating 25B: 340-ca. 275 BCE)
cf. AgoraIV, p. 72-73, nos. 305, 310, pls. 10, 38 (R. H. Howland)
cf. KerameikosXI, pp. 27, 30, nos. 115, 116, pl. 23 (form broadly dated 330-250 BCE; I. Scheibler)
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: pale red to slightly more yellow at surface; fine, somewhat soft; smooth to slightly granular break; well sorted, very rare, very small, subrounded, mixed white, black, brown-red inclusions; very rare voids); firing (consistent); and surface treatment (black slip inside and outside; somewhat thin, even but flakey, semilustrous).
Preservation comment
One sherd preserves ca. 25% from back left side of lamp, including shoulder and adjacent wall and part of lug. Moderate, extensive abrasion; worn breaks; faint specks of encrustation and faint, thin cloud of discoloration.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 4, no. 8 (H. Williams)
Estimated body diameter
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Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 958 (Early Hellenistic Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2024. <>