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Accession_Number 45.6.70
adlib_title Tunisian mouldmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular shallow body with flat shoulder and a concave discus with small filling hole towards the right edge of the discus. Body shallower at the front end and the widest part of the body has a raised band around it. Short rounded nozzle and circular smoke hole. Vertical handle with a circular hole which runs down towards the base. Base demarcated but not raised and slightly off centre. There are two small shoulder lugs on opposing sides.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Tunisian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/4
Decoration On top is a worn moulded image; a woman's body and face - Artemis with quiver? Handle has worn decoration of two bands along the crest of the handle. Red-orange wash.
Inscriptions On the base is Trace of stamp mark.
Condition Intact, small amount of chipping on the base. Blackening around the tip of the nozzle sugggesting use.Large amount of grey deposit on the front end of the body and nozzle. Small amount of wick hole cut in still apparent. A piece of grain? in the wick hole.
Technique/Style Mouldmade
Provenance Perhaps from Tunisia
Period Roman
Date 150-200 AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a Tunisian lamp.
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Bottom of Roman lamp
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Oblique view of a Tunisian lamp.
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Front view of a Tunisian lamp, showing the handle.
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height Max. 2.7; min. 2.1
Diameters 7.5; including spout 10.8
Handle_height 4.5
Other_dims. L.incl. nozzle 10.8; base 3.4
Location 11.1.1
Edited_by Alexandra
Date_edited 05.10.2004
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