KTH0269 (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, flat discus has large filling holes middle left and right, design in low relief, and sharply raised rim. Design depicts four fish in chiastic arrangement and oak leafs(?) in quadrants. Shoulder with rounded rim has broad groove with rows of esses, five per side (Bussière-Rivel N 15 bis). Long, rounded nozzle and a wide, straight, plain channel from the discus to the large wickhole. Traces of burning. Short, narrow, pointed, solid, fin-like handle extends down over discus rim in front and down in low ridge to base ring in back. Plain base with circular, raised ring. Decorative details are fine and sharp.
Extant part
Intact.
Fabric description
Fabric: 2.5YR 6/8. light red. Slip: 10R 6/8, light red. North African Hayes II fabric: very fine, soft fabric with very rare, small to medium-sized, subangular to angular, white and black inclusions. Bright matte to semiglossy, fine, even slip preserved over most surfaces; soapy texture
Label or tag text
β. 1.85 m
Base Diameter
0.042
Discus diameter
0.048
Handle total height
0.045
Body Height
0.034
Length
0.136
Weight (kg)
0.229
Width
0.08
Other Dimensions
H. base-rim 0.037
Other Dimensions
H. rim-handle 0.080
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Fish (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH0269 (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/kth0269>