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Accession_Number 45.6.66
adlib_title Sicilian wheelmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular deep body with small lip leading to a large filling hole. At the centre of the reservoir is a central circular hollow which is no taller then the rim of the lamp and widens towards the base of the lamp. The nozzle is flat but at a slight incline, the tip of the nozzle is irregular, one side is rounded, the other is angular, the wick hole is oval. Base is a slightly concave ring with parallel circumferences.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Sicilian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Black Glaze over exterior and interior, even on the inside of the tube in the centre of the reservoir the top of this tube is reserved, base is reserved but has some black markings.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, one side of the top of the central tube has chipped away, numerous small chips to the outer body. The black glaze is worn in places. There is a white deposit over areas of the exterior, the interior has a deposit too, wick hole is almost completely blocked with deposit.
Technique/Style Wheelmade
Provenance
Period
Date 3 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2005.01.0005.jpg
Top veiw of Black Glaze Sicilian lamp.
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2005.01.0006.jpg
2005.01.0006.jpg
Bottom veiw of Black Glaze Sicilian lamp.
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2005.01.0047.jpg
2005.01.0047.jpg
Oblique view of a black glaze Sicilian lamp.
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2005.01.0072.jpg
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Front view of a black glaze Sicilian lamp.
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Beazley_DB
Height 2.6
Diameters 5.9; Filling hole 3.8
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. incl. Nozzle 8.0; base 3.7; top of tube 1.4; base of tube 1.6
Location Symposium
Edited_by Alexandra; Kinsey
Date_edited 06.10.2004; 10.01.2006
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