KTH1957 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Regional Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
In or from KTH Container
KTH Container 18
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Corinthian or Regional Lamp, imitation North African
Description
Almond-shaped outline. Oval(?), concave discus with raised rim and jeweled cross in low relief. Low, broad groove on shoulder contains palm branch. Design is irregular and shallow.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
2.5YR 6/4, light reddish brown, to 7.5YR 7/4, pink. Late Roman Corinthian red fabric; brick-like, very gritty, hard, with common medium-sized, rounded, white, rocky inclusions. Variable firing across surface.
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves less than one quarter of discus and shoulder and upper handle. Slight to moderate, extensive abrasion and pitting; small, somewhat frequent specks of encrustation.
Handle total height preserved
0.033
Preserved length
0.039
Preserved width
0.038
Weight (kg)
0.027
Other Dimensions
H. rim-handle 0.027
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Christian Cross (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Drawing
Photograph
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH1957 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Regional Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2022. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth1957>