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Accession_Number 50.4.23
adlib_title mouldmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular deep body with a small convex shoulder. Discus is concave with a small filing hole off centre and a small protruding nodule also off centre; this is probably the remains of a suspension lug. Long flat nozzle with a rounded tip and a large wick hole off centre at the end. Base is flat and demarcated with a line.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/3
Decoration Three moulded rings around the edge of the discus. Single volutes on either side of the nozzle. Red Wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, slight anomaly on the left hand side of the nozzle, ware all over the lamp with considerable amounts of wash missing. Outer ring around the discus is misshapen in one place, probably happened in manufacture. Protruding form on the discus has been broken off. Grey deposit in places, blackening at the end of the nozzle, probably from use.
Technique/Style Mouldmade
Provenance Thpught to be from Pompeii
Period Roman
Date 1 c. AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a lamp.
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Top view of the bottom of a lamp.
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Oblique view of a lamp.
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Front view of a lamp.
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Comparanda
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 3.4
Diameters 7.4
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle 10.0; base 3.9
Location 11.1.1
Edited_by Alexandra
Date_edited 04.10.2004
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