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Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 278
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Aegean Lamp
Kenchreai IV, pp. 85 [misidentified as no. 465], 87, no. 466, pls. 21, 24 (H. Williams; dated 6th century)
Délos XXVI, p. 156, no. 4778, pl. 35 (P. Bruneau); Martin 1997 [Gortina II], pp. 281-6, nos. 46-70, figs. 60-109; Baldini and Parello 2001 [Gortina V.3.1], pp. 167-169, 170 (“Lucerne protobizantine: tipo I, forma II“, last third of 6th-7th century); Yangakis 2005, pp. 232-41 (general discussion of type); Gerousi 2010, pp. 226, 231, no. Λ 152, fig. 32 (Perissa, Thera); Gerousi-Bendermacher 2013, p. 170, no. 248 (Perissa, Thera, dated 7th century).
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds preserve complete lamp but missing upper handle and neck up to filling hole. Slight, rare gouges; mostly clean breaks and surface.
Preserved length
Rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 995 (Early Byzantine Aegean Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <>