KTH0174 (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
Wide, tear-shaped outline. Keyhole format. Circular, slightly concave discus has design in somewhat high relief, large filling holes middle left and right, and raised rim. Design depicts stag standing with head in upper left, quatrefoil at right handle base, and target behind rump at top of channel (cf. shoulder motifs). Shoulder with rounded rim has broad groove with dense rows of motifs: on left, rimmed rosette (Bussière-Rivel Dm 10), hare running left (like Bussière-Rivel Re 10 but grooved), volute-heart pointed in (Bussière-Rivel Ja 25/26), quatrefoil (Bussière-Rivel Fa 13/17), quadruple target (Bussière-Rivel Da 19), hare running left; on right, rimmed rosette, hare running left, rimmed rosette, quatrefoil, volute-hear pointed down, quatrefoil. Long, rounded nozzle and a wide, straight, plain channel from the discus to the large wickhole. Traces of burning. Low, narrow, pointed, solid, fin-like handle extends down over discus rim in front and down in low ridge to base ring in back. Circular base with raised ring around large quadruple target in hatched lined. Details are sharply rendered.
Extant part
Almost intact except middle to lower discus missing.
Base Diameter
Discus diameter
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Deer (Visual Motif)
Suggested citation
“KTH0174 (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/kth0174>