KE 1578 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 486
Typological identification
Broneer Type XXVIIC Lamp
Bibliography
Kenchreai V, p. 54, no. 232, pl. 10 (misidentified as Athenian type of Aphrodite; H. Williams)
Comparanda
Sim. Corinth IV.2, p. 206, no. 707, fig. 142 (O. Broneer); Benghazi III.2, p. 105, no. 720, fig. 8, pl. XXI (D. M. Bailey).
Description
Concave discus with figural relief has filling hole right, raised edge, and single flat framing ring. Figure is female bust left with hair banded across crown and tied in tight chignon, one large curl and/or earring at side; stern expression. Julio-Claudian hairstyle suggests historical portrait: Corinthian adaptation of Italian type proposed by Bailey as portrait of Livia? (BML II, p. 143, no. Q 807, pl. 5, fig. 47). Shoulder has ovules. All details are crisp and clean.
Preservation comment
One small sherd preserves ca. 30% of upper right discus. Good condition; clean, sharp breaks.
Estimated discus diameter
0.043
Maximum preserved dimension
0.031
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Female (Gender)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Person (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Pagescan
Suggested citation
“KE 1578 (Early/Middle Roman Corinthian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke1578>