KE 1515 (Late Roman North African Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 409
Typological identification
African Red Slip Lamp Hayes Type II
Typological identification comment
Retouched copy: Athenian?
Kenchreai V, p. 82, no. 426, pls. 19, 24 (H. Williams).
Cf. Museo Sacro Vaticano 1308; Delattre 1899, pp. 39-40, pl. IX:5 (Musée Lavigerie de St.-Louis, Carthage; from area); Ennabli 1976, no. 75, pl. III (Bardo; from Carthage); Lyon-Caen and Hoff 1986, pp. 102-103, no. 50 (Louvre; from North Africa?); Bussière 2007, pp. 105-106, nos. C 355, C 356, pl. 23 (Musée de Timgad; from area).
Scene of Ascension of Christ: Jesus frontal, right hand raised in benediction and left hand holding cross before body; winged angels facing at feet raising mandorla with symbols of four evangelists above; two disciplines below in channel, frontal, wearing layered tunics.
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Jesus Christ (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KE 1515 (Late Roman North African Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <>