Agora Object: L 4704
Inventory Number:   L 4704
Section Number:   ΣΑ 986
Title:   Lamp: Maker's Mark
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Λύχνος με κλάδο ελιάς στο δίσκο Πρώιμος 1ος αι. π.Χ.
Category:   Lamps
Description:   Intact, even to its wick which we found inside.
Discus, large and concave, decorated with ivy branches and, at the nozzle, a small jug. Rim, grooves. Nozzle with volutes. Handle plain, high swung.
Thin brownish to blackish glaze.
On reverse a signature.
The wick is ca. 0.04m. long and ca. 0.008m. in diameter at the thickest part. It is made of coarse loosely woven cloth, apparently rolled up.
Brownish clay.
Type XXII of Corinth collection.
ADDENDA L. Bellinger: the cloth is woven over one under one. The yarn is linen and the spinning in the direction of the center part of letter "Z". This should mean that it is a native product.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Πρώιμος Ρωμαϊκός, ενεπίγραφος λύχνος. Φέρει φυτική διακόσμηση. Σχεδόν ακέραιος (αρχές 1ου αιώνα μ.Χ).
Context:   Tiled Roman well east of Stoa, Room 11, Box 29.
Notebook Page:   1556
Negatives:   Leica, XLIII-5, XLV-21, XLV-22
Dimensions:   L. 0.12; W. 0.075; H. 0.035, (to top of handle) 0.06
Material:   Ceramic
Date:   9 May 1950
Section:   ΣΑ
Elevation:   -19--19m.
Masl:   -19m.
Deposit:   R 10:1
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   AgoraPicBk 9 (1963), fig. 23.
    Hesperia 20 (1951), pl. 25 b.
    ILN (11 November 1950), p. 766, fig. 5.
    Agora VII, no. 48, p. 76, pl. 3.
References:   Publication: Agora VII
Publication: AgoraPicBk 9 (1963)
Publication: Hesperia 20 (1951)
Publication Page: Agora 7, s. 218, p. 202
Publication Page: Agora 7, s. 238, p. 222
Images (5)
Deposit: R 10:1
Card: L 4704
Card: L 4704