Agora Object: L 2393
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   L 2393
Inventory Number:   L 2393
Section Number:   Σ 830
Title:   Lamp Fragment
Category:   Lamps
Description:   Back part preserved.
Small knob handle at the back with single groove. In front of it a large shield, mold made in two pieces, and decorated in the front with herringbone sprays radiating from the base of the shield.
At the edge, above, three stamped circles. On the back of the shield, radiating grooves, with a single herringbone stripe from the top of the handle to the top of the shield. In front, projecting from the base of the shield, two plain knobs (broken below); perhaps for a hinge, on in imitation of a metall lamp with hinged lid (?).
Broad low ring foot; on it a stamped circle. Within, a trace of a palm branch (?).
Red wash, burned black in part.
Red clay.
Late Roman.
ADDENDA For similar shields cf. MC 86, 270, and 283.
Context:   With coins nos. 132-166 for the day.
Negatives:   Leica
Dimensions:   W. (of handle) 0.041
Material:   Ceramic
Date:   11 May 1936
Section:   Σ
Grid:   Σ:21-25/Ι-ΙΔ
Elevation:   -3.70 to -3.80m.
Masl:   -3.8--3.7m.
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Agora VII, no. 2040, pp. 159-160, pl. 33.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:MC 36
    Agora:Object:MC 270
    Agora:Object:MC 283
References:   Publication: Agora VII
Publication Page: Agora 7, s. 225, p. 209
Publication Page: Agora 7, s. 234, p. 218
Card: L 2393
Card: L 2393