KTH0120 (Late Roman North African Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
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Typological identification
African Red Slip Lamp Hayes Type II
Thick walls in circular outline. Shoulder with rounded rim has broad groove with dense row of alternating dotted hearts pointed outward (Bussière-Rivel Jc 6/7) and dotted lambdas (Bussière-Rivel Cg 28-31?) in high relief. Very low, narrow, solid handle.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 10R 5/6, red. Slip: 2.5YR 5/8 red. Fabric is within range of typical ARS Hayes II lamp, but noteworthy presence of small, very rare, subangular to angular, black and white rocky inclusions and very rare, small, angular voids. Semiglossy, fine, somewhat uneven slip is peeling and slightly patchy. Thick, uneven clay on interior at seam.
Label or tag text
Τομέας Α | Στρώμα 2 Εσωτερικό | 4. προέκταση | κομμάτι λυχναρίου
Other number or identifier
Preservation comment
One large fragment preserves less than one-quarter of shoulder and entire base. Slight to moderate abrasion, slight, sparse pitting, and slight cracking across rim; slight, extensive encrustion.
Handle total height preserved
Maximum preserved dimension
Other Dimensions
H. rim-handle 0.009 m
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KTH0120 (Late Roman North African Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0120>