KTH0205 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Athenian Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Athenian Lamp, imitation North African
Tear-shaped outline. Oval discus has central filling hole, relief of irregular rosette with 11(?) wide petals, and high, raised rim. Shoulder has wide, shallow groove with double concentric circles. Tall, thick, solid, vertical handle. Thick, uneven seam with slight joining ridge.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Clay: 10R 6/6, light red. Slip: 10R 5/6, red. Late Roman Athenian fabric (cf. KTH0177): somewhat smooth, hard fabric with rare, very small, subangular black rocky inclusions and very rare, medium-sized, angular, black rocky inclusions. Matte, very thin, somewhat smooth but uneven wash of slip, somewhat flakey.
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves roughly half of discus, one third of shoulder, and one half of handle. Slight, sparse abrasion; thin, extensive encrustation around upper discus and handle.
Preserved length
Preserved width
Belongs to Historical Period
Early Byzantine (Historical Period)
Belongs to Historical Period
Late Roman (Historical Period)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KTH0205 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Athenian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0205>