KE 1327 (Early Roman Italian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 367
Typological identification
Early Roman Italian Lamp
Typological identification comment
Format: Loeschcke Typus V = Bailey Type C Group iv (Flavian-Trajanic)
Typological identification comment
Shoulder: Loeschcke Schulterform VII b
Kenchreai V, p. 21, no. 89, pl. 4 (H. Williams).
Cf. Loeschcke 1912, p. 411, no.; 614, pl. XVI (Vindonissa).
Sim. Zahn 1904, pp. 454-455, no. 190, fig. 562 (Priene); BML III, pp. 85, 87, 357, no. Q 2915, fig. 111, pl. 93 (inverted shell; from Knidos, dated 2nd century; D. M. Bailey); Petropoulos 1999, pp. 144-145, no. Π4, pls. 10, 11 (Patras, dated last third of 1st century A.D.).
Similar format but eight troughs on shell: Sotgiu 1968, pp. 116-117, no. 464.f.1, pl. XVI (signed COPPIRES; Museum Arborense, Oristano, Sardinia); BML II, pp. 84, 85, 177, 179, no. Q 940, fig. 99, pl. 18 (signed PY; Italian product, dated late 1st century A.D.); Bussière 2000, p. 262, no. 336, pl. 35 (Tipasa); Bémont and Chew 2007, pp. 266, 474, pl. 49, no. GA 159 (Musée d’archéologie nationale, Saint-Germain-en Laye); Bussière and Wohl 2017, Getty Lamps on-line no. 237 (North African product?).
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds preserve entire upper part of lamp but missing front right nozzle. Moderate to severe, extensive erosion and abrasion; worn breaks.
Discus diameter
Preserved length
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Shell (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KE 1327 (Early Roman Italian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <>