KE 1403 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Writing transcription
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 400
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, Knidian
Kenchreai V, pp. 29-30, no. 138, pl. 6 (H. Williams).
Bulič 1904, p. 110, no. 744 (Museum, Split); Haken 1958, pp. 55-56, no. 48, pl. 5 (purchased in Smyrna; Národního Musea, Prague); Menzel 1969, pp. 36, 38, no. 175, fig. 31:3 (from Miletus; RGZM); Vikić-Belančić 1972, p. 176, no. 368, pl. XXVI:5 (Zagreb Museum); Isthmia X, pp. 82-3, no. 56, pl. 7 (Tower 14; B. L. Wohl).
Same motif on thumbplate: Heres 1972, p. 82, no. 510, pl. 55 (from Athens; Akademie der Wissenschaft zu Berlin).
Type of Herakles with lion and Keryneian hind.
Preservation comment
Five joining sherds preserve ca. 70% of lamp but missing front nozzle and part of base. Slight, somewhat extensive abrasion and chipping and flaking around edges; slightly worn breaks; rare specks of encrustation in relief.
Preserved length
Rim diameter
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Deer (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Heracles/Hercules (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Lion (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Mythological Animal (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KE 1403 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <>