KTH0175 (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
Description
Tear-shaped outline. Keyhole format. Oval, slightly concave discus has large filling holes middle left and right, design in low relief, and sharply raised rim. Design depicts four simple, triangular leafs in cross arrangement and smaller, inverted, sharp leafs in quadrants. Shoulder with rounded rim has broad groove with dense row of alternating quintuple circles, five per side (like Bussière-Rivel Da 27bis), and sexfoils, three per side (Bussière-Rivel Wa 10/11). Long, rounded nozzle and a wide, straight, plain channel from the discus to the large wickhole. No evidence 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; interior is plain and slightly convex. Decorative details are sharp and fine.
Preservation comment
Intact; apparently unused.
Base Diameter
0.042
Discus diameter
0.05
Length
0.137
Width
0.077
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0175 (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/kth0175>