KTH0467 (Late Roman North African Lamp) [permalink] [next] [show more links]
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
Logical part of
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Typological identification
African Red Slip Lamp Hayes Type II
Tear-shaped(?), slightly concave discus has design in low relief and sharply raised rim. Design depicts jeweled Christogram with double outline and reverse loop on rho. Shoulder with rounded rim has broad groove with three motifs preserved in series from top: dotted cross in disc (Bussière-Rivel Dm 5), grooved and dotted quatrefoil (Bussière-Rivel Fd 2/3), grooved almond (Bussière-Rivel Ga 6). Narrow handle extends down to discus rim in front. Decorative details are fine and sharp.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 10R 5/6, red. Slip: 2.5YR 5/8 red. Late Roman African fabric: note small, very rare, subangular to angular, black rocky inclusions and very rare calcite and quartzite. Semiglossy, thick, even slip preserved in large patches.
Preservation comment
Two joining fragments preserve small part of upper discus, shoulder, and upper handle. Moderate, extensive abrasion; very slight, very sparse encrustation.
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Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KTH0467 (Late Roman North African Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth0467>