KE 1879 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Writing transcription
ROMANE|ƧIƧ| ○
Logical part of
Area C (north end of harbor, including mole)
Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 494
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, Knidian
Comparanda
Signature cf. CIL XV.2.I, no. 665.8.4 (Italy)
Comparanda
Signature cf. Heres1968, pp. 93, 208, no. 63, fig. 2, pl. 33:7 (discus has rosette; Louvre; beginning 2nd century)
Description
Scallop shell.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Typical fabric (faintly micaceous, pinkish hue), firing, and surface treatment (dark orange slip has faint metallic sheen).
Preservation comment
Complete lamp in two large sherds but missing small chips from discus. Slight, sparse abrasion and minor chipping; slip mostly preserved, slightly worn breaks; very rare specks of encrustation.
Published as
KenchreaiV, p. 30, no. 139, pl. 6 (H. Williams)
Body Height
0.023
Length
0.095
Weight (kg)
0.069
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Shell (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Drawing
Pagescan
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KE 1879 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke1879>