KE 1121 (Early Roman Italian Lamp?) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Comment
JLR 4-2020: check fabric, weathered Italian?; Williams identified as Broneer XXVII--could be hapax Corinthian adaptation of that motif
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 297
Typological identification
Early Roman Italian Lamp
Bibliography
Kenchreai V, p. 43, no. 159, pl. 7 (H. Williams)
Comparanda
Popular motif in various formats in the Roman West: Loeschcke 1911, p. 91, no. 1749, pl. LXXIX (Sammlung Niessen; from Cologne); Brants 1913, p. 15, no. 160, pl. II (Rijksmuseum Leiden; from Cortona); Evelein 1928, p. 12, pl. II:52-53 (Museum Kam, Netherlands; from Nijmegen); de Brun and Gagnière 1937, pp. 20, 23, no. 33, pl. III (Musée Calvet d‘Avignon); Menzel 1969, pp. 30-32, nos. 111, 112, fig. 27:3, 4 (Italian products; from Trier and Bingen?); Heres 1972, p. 31, no. 104, pl. 15 (Antikensammlung Berlin); Leibundgut 1977, p. 137 (Motiv 48; Switzerland); Goethert-Polaschek 1985, pp. 77, 79, 84, 88, 89, 91-92, 212, nos. 291, 304, 325, 343, 344, 349, 360, 365, 370, pls. 8:106b, 43, 46 (Motiv 61; Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier); BML III, pp. 35, 158, no. Q 1505, fig. 39, pl. 2 (probably south Gaulish but possibly Italian; D. M. Bailey); Bussière 2000, p. 251, no. 61, pl. 18 (Tipasa, Algeria).
Description
Type of baby Herakles strangling two snakes over his thighs.
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Heracles/Hercules (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Suggested citation
“KE 1121 (Early Roman Italian Lamp?).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke1121>