KE 1851 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 487
Typological identification
Middle Roman Athenian Lamp, unglazed
Kenchreai V, p. 54, no. 231, pl. 10 (H. Williams)
Bassett 1903, pl. XIII:6 (Vari, Athens); Corinth IV.2, p. 258, no. 1205 (O. Broneer); FEph IV.2, p. 187, pl. XII:160 (F. Miltner); Kübler 1953, p. 125, fig. 39; Kerameikos XVI, pp. 96-98, nos. 124-173, pls. 6-7 (B. Böttger).
Concave discus with relief has raised edge and at least one rounded framing ring. Bust of matron facing left with braided and knotted hair wearing diadem, earring and necklace. Type has draped garment. Occurs only with 8-spirals/4-dots and plain panels on shoulder.
Preservation comment
One small sherd preserves roughly one-thrid of discus. Slight, sparse abrasion; slightly worn breaks; few specks of encrustation.
Estimated discus diameter
Maximum preserved dimension
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Aphrodite/Venus (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KE 1851 (Middle Roman Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <>