KTH0144 (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
Tear-shaped outline. Oval, slightly concave discus has large filling hole middle, cross in low relief crowded inside sharp raised rim, and wide and straight channel to wickhole with circular indentation for airhole but unpierced. Relief depicts Greek cross flaring arms, raised outline, three double pellets inside top, right, and left arms, five double pellets and one triple pellet inside bottom arm, and three pellets around ends of arms; quadrants are empty. Shoulder has inward sloping groove with distinct rims and palm branch in relief. Long nozzle. Broad ledge and prominent webbing. Tall, thin, pinched and crooked, somewhat fin-like handle. Details are sharp.
Extant part
One large fragment preserves most of top above seam but missing end of nozzle.
Fabric description
5YR 6/6, reddish yellow. Hard, slightly coarse fabric with uncommon, very small, subrounded to subangular, white and black rocky inclusions; uncommon, small, rounded voids (spalling?). Cf. KTH190. Matte, very thin, uneven wash same color as fabric preserved around upper wall and rim.
Label or tag text
Τομέας Γ | Στρώμα 1 | τοίχος 10 (εξ.) | Τμήμα λυχναρίου
Other number or identifier
Discus length
Discus width
Preserved length
Weight (kg)
Other Dimensions
H. rim-handle 0.021
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KTH0144 (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/kth0144>