KTH0111 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Regional Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Corinthian or Regional Lamp, imitation North African
Typological identification comment
Oval discus has large central filling hole, relief decoration, and high, raised, narrow rim. Relief depicts Greek cross with simple raised outline, dots at corners, and six small raised dots in upper arm. Wide, sunken shoulder has herringbone in simple, raised line. Slight joining ridge and slight ledge but no webbing; brush marks and finger prints. Low, narrow, solid handle attaches just over shoulder-rim.
Fabric description
5YR 7/6, reddish yellow. Fine, hard fabric with very small, rare to uncommon, subangular, white inclusions and small, very rare, angular, black inclusions; very sparse, small, angular voids. Unslipped.
Other number or identifier
Other number or identifier
Τομέας Α | Στρώμα 2 | Εσωτερικό | 4. προέκταση | Κομμάτι λυχναρίου
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves roughly half of discus and shoulder to rim and entire upper handle; broken along seam, and lower half missing. Very sparse, slight lime encrustation.
Handle total height preserved
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Other Dimensions
H. rim-handle 0.021
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KTH0111 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Regional Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0111>