Kenchreai V, p. 54, no. 232, pl. 10 (misidentified as Athenian type of Aphrodite; H. Williams)
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).
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.
One small sherd preserves ca. 30% of upper right discus. Good condition; clean, sharp breaks.
“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>