KTH2628 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine North African Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
African Red Slip Lamp
Typological identification comment
Late Tunisian product, malfait, or e.g. Tripolitanian copy of Tunisian ARS model?
Tear-shaped outline(?). Keyhole(?) discus with uncertain curvilinear decoration in relief out to flat framing ring. Flat, wide channel on shoulder has relief on each side of four triple concentric circles (Bussière-Rivel Da14) and three almonds (Bussière-Rivel Ga11/12). Straight, thick walls. Thickened wall around seam; blobs of excess clay across top surface.
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Fabric: 10R 5/8, red. Slip: 2.5YR 5/8, red. North African fabric: dense, hard, medium coarse, consistently fired, with uncommon white and black, subrounded to subangular inclusions. Thin, semimatte to semiglossy in places, somewhat uneven slip (thick wash?) over whole exterior.
Label or tag text
KTH-2015-001 | central hall
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves roughly one quarter of shoulder and small part of discus. Slight, sparse abrasion and pitting; sparse patches of encrustation.
Preserved height
Preserved length
Preserved width
Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KTH2628 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine 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/kth2628>