KTH0124 (Late Roman North African Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
African Red Slip Lamp Hayes Type II
Typological identification comment
Hayes Type II, late phase
Description
Thick walls with circular outline. Keyhold format. Circular discus has filling hole middle, relief, and raised rim. Relief depicts Greek cross with raised rim, double(?) circles at four ends and fleurons. Shoulder has wide, shallow groove with rounded quatrefoils (Bussière-Rivel Fa/Fb). Plain channel to wickhole. Traces of burning around end of nozzle. Short, thick, solid handle extends to base ring. Wide, some high, circular base ring with plain center. Details are very blunt from worn mold.
Fabric description
Fabric: 10R 6/8, light red. Slip: 10R 5/8, red. Consistently fired. Late Roman African fabric: note somewhat gritty texture and uncommon, subangular, black inclusions and some small calcite particles. Semiglossy, thick, even slip everywhere preserved. Very sparse clay nodules and occasional flecks of plaster.
Label or tag text
Τομέας Α | Στρώμα 2 | ΝΔ γωνία κτιρίου | Δ. προέκταση | 5 κομμάτια λυχναρίου
Other number or identifier
149
Preservation comment
Four joining fragments preserve almost entire lamp except more than one half of nozzle and small part of right wall to front bottom. Very slight, extensive abrasion and pitting; very sparse, small patches of encrustation.
Base Diameter
0.035
Discus diameter
0.033
Handle total height
0.041
Body Height
0.029
Length
0.11
Weight (kg)
0.089
Width
0.067
Other Dimensions
H. base-rim 0.030
Other Dimensions
H. rim-handle 0.011
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0124 (Late Roman North African Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0124>