KTH2678 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp) [permalink] [show more links]
Type
Inventoried Object
Logical part of
Threpsiades Inventoried Objects
Typological identification
Early/Middle Roman Asia Minor Lamp, Knidian
Description
Circular(?) discus has filling hole left, figural relief, and framing groove. Relief depicts nude winged Eros in counterpoise and head in profile facing left with left arm bent over abdomen and right arm outstretched. Shoulder has traces of stamped decoration: ovules or circles?
Fabric, firing, and surface description
Knidian fabric: pale pink, medium fine, somewhat soft, very rare, small, subangular, red inclusions and flecks of golden mica. Thick, semimatte(?) slip, somewhat uneven and mottled, light red.
Preservation comment
One fragment preserves roughly one half of central discus. Slight, sparse abrasion and moderate, extensive encrustation.
Estimated discus diameter
0.04
Preserved length
0.036
Preserved width
0.026
Weight (kg)
0.02
Material
Ceramic (Material)
Has visual motif (depicts)
Eros/Cupid (Visual Motif)
Drawing
Photograph
Suggested citation
“KTH2678 (Early Roman Asia Minor Lamp).” In Kenchreai Archaeological Archive, edited by J.L. Rife and S. Heath. The American Excavations at Kenchreai, 2013-2021. <http://kenchreai.org/kth/kth2678>