KE 1383 (Early Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 390
Typological identification
Early Roman Corinthian Lamp, copy/imitation Italian
Typological identification comment
JLR 4-2020: Material and scale suggest imitative form
Kenchreai V, pp. 19-20, no. 77, pl. 4 (H. Williams).
Cf. Menzel 1969, pp. 26, 27, no. 87, fig. 25:13 (RGZM; from Miletus); BML III, pp. 295-296, 306, nos. Q 2445-2447, pl. 65 (from Curium or Salamis, Cyprus, dated ca. A.D. 40-100); Schäfer and Marczoch 1990, pp. 36, 37, no. 29 (lunette handle; Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte, Frankfurt am Main).
Sim. format: Waldhauer 1914, p. 38 no. 203, pl. XIX (acanthus handle; from Olbia; Hermitage); Corinth IV.2, p. 169, nos. 396, 397, pl. VII, fig. 95 (crescent handle; O. Broneer); Szentléleky 1969, p. 61, no. 56 (National Museum, Budapest); Agora VII, p. 74, no. 22, pl. 2 (J. Perlzweig); Ke1360-L0368 (plain discus); Balestrazzi 1988, p. 296, no. 800, pl. 120 (Museo di Aquileia).
Preservation comment
Two joining sherds preserve ca. 80% of discus and shoulder from base of handle down neck to nozzle but missing walls and base. Moderate, extensive abrasion and slight pitting; worn breaks.
Preserved length
Rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KE 1383 (Early Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <>