KTH0126 (Early Byzantine Palestinian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Palestinian “Boot Type” Lamp
Description
Wheelmade. High body with circular outline. Low, slightly convex base pushed in toward middle with small, low, raised button in center (Diam. 0.012 m). Truncoconical body with sharp ribbing tapers to short neck, slightly flaring, with a round, thickened rim (Diam. 0.026 m). Trapezoidal nozzle, flattened on top and slightly pointed, handmade and attached to front lower wall so as to rise slightly from base; oval filling hole at end. Traces of burning. Thick band handle, handmade with three uneven ridges on the top, pinched along the medial axis of the lamp and attached at rim to rise in attach above it and at mid-lower level in a thin trail. Slight gouges and excess clay in places across body. Long indentation across front left: something fell on it in kiln.
Fabric description
Fabric: 10R 5/6, red. Medium fine, slightly hard fabric with rare, very small, subangular black inclusions and very rare, small, angular white (lime?) inclusions. Very rare, sparse spalling.
Label or tag text
Τομέας Α | Στρώμα 2 | ΝΔ γωνία κτιρίου | Δ. προέκταση | Λυχνάρι
Other number or identifier
151
Preservation comment
Intact. Slight, sparse abrasion; thin, small specks of encrustation and thick film on bottom.
Body diameter
0.067
Height
0.052
Length
0.088
Weight (kg)
0.089
Has geographic origin
Palestine
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0126 (Early Byzantine Palestinian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0126>