Wheelmade. High body with circular outline. Convex base (H. 0.012-0.016 m) pushed in toward middle with small, low, raised button in center (Diam. 0.011 m). Truncoconical body with sharp ribbing tapers to short neck, slightly flaring, with thin rim hooked inward (Diam. 0.024 m). Short trapezoidal nozzle, flattened on top and slightly pointed, handmade and attached to front lower wall so as to rise steeply from base; oval filling hole at end. Slight traces of burning. Band handle attached at rim (missing) and at mid-lower level in a thin trail (surviving at margin of base). Slight gouges and excess clay in places across bottom.
Fabric, firing, and surface 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 voids; faint purplish or metallic hue. Same as KTH126. Fired harder to a brownish gray on one side.
Label or tag text
Τομέας Β | Στρώμα 2 (2. προέκταση) | Λυχνάρι
Other number or identifier
Intact but missing three quarters of rim and entire handle. Slight, sparse abrasion; thin, small specks of encrustation.
“KTH0262 (Early Byzantine Palestinian Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0262>