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Logical part of
Chicago/Indiana/Vanderbilt Excavations Inventoried Objects
Subject number
L 514
Typological identification
Early Roman Italian Lamp
Bibliography
Kenchreai I, p. 36, pl. LVI:C (R. Scranton); Kenchreai V, pp. 16-17, no. 55, pls. 2, 22 (H. Williams)
Comparanda
The motif of Actaeon in this pose, transforming into a stag, and his hound in full side-view jumping up to his stomach is common on western lamps (and their copies or imitations) with both triangular and rounded volute-nozzles that were widely popular: Osborne 1924, p. 10, no. 27, pl. 2 (Alexandria); Antioch-on-the-Orontes III (Waagé 1941), pp. 64, 75, no. 40b:104, fig. 77 (Italian, Tiberian?); Vessberg 1953, pp. 116, 121, pl. II:9 (Type 10; Cyprus Collections, Stockholm); Ponsich 1961, p. 83, no. 68, pl. 7 (Banasa, northern Morocco); Bailey 1965, p. 31, nos. 30, 31, pl. IV (Victoria and Albert Museum; Cypriot?); Iconomu 1967, pp. 13, 57, no. 168, fig. 21 (Callatis, southeast Romania); Heres 1968, p. 197, no. 116, pl. 29:4 (Romanesis workshop, Knidian); Vikić-Belančić 1972, p. 173, no. 338, pl. XXVI:2 (Zagreb Museum); Heres 1972, p. 26, no. 70 (Antikensammlung, Berlin; from Miletus?); Salamine de Chypre VII (Oziol 1977), pp. 155-156, no. 456, pl. 24; Sapelli 1979, p. 54, no. 89, pl. 11 (Milan); Benghazi III.2 (Bailey 1985), pp. 29, 41, nos. C 156, C 248, figs. 4, 5, pl. 8 (contexts dated 1st century A.D.); LABN II (Hellmann 1987), pp. 34-35, no. 118, pl. XII; BML III, pp. 37, 302, nos. Q 2181-Q 2383, fig. 41, pl. 63 (from Cyprus; D. M. Bailey); Mlasowsky 1993, pp. 118-119, no. 105 (Kestner Museum, Hannover; Cypriot, dated ca. A.D. 40-100); Thöne 2003, pp. 50, 73, 146, nos. 74, 125, pls. 10:3, 19:3 (Motiv 20; Heidelberg).
Description
Type of transforming Actaeon and hound.
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Dog (Visual Motif)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Person (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Drawing
Pagescan
Suggested citation
“KE 1950 (Early Roman Italian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2020. <http://kenchreai.org/ke/ke1950>