KTH2644 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Regional Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Late Roman/Early Byzantine Corinthian or Regional Lamp, imitation North African
Wide tear-shaped(?) outline. Thick walls. Thick joining ridge and flecks of excess clay around front wall. Marks on interior from finger-pressing or molding.
Fabric description
Fabric: 5YR 6/3, light reddish brown (and darker). Hard, dense, medium coarse fabric, fired slightly more gray toward surface, with frequent, white (“calcitic“), subrounded to angular inclusions and rare, small, subrounded voids (very few opening at surface). Unslipped. Slightly lighter and finer than typical Late Roman Corinthian red lamp fabric but perhaps within range of variation? otherwise regional?
Label or tag text
KTH-2015-001 | central hall
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves front of nozzle down to roughly one quarter of base. Spare patches of encrustation.
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Weight (kg)
Ceramic (Material)
Suggested citation
“KTH2644 (Late Roman/Early Byzantine Regional Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2019. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth2644>