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Accession_Number 50.4.24
adlib_title black glaze; moulded lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Shallow circular body with convex shoulder and a small concave discus; small filling hole at centre. Nozzle is short and has a flat surface at the tip into which a wick hole has been made, slightly off centre. Small vertical ring handle at the back of the lamp. Base is demarcated but flat.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 7/3
Decoration Moulded design on shoulder of a wreath of leaves and buds, three lines run along the crest of the handle. Dark grey wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Comprised of two fragments rejoined with B72 glue. Wash has faded considerably in places, small amount of residue; handle slightly chipped.
Technique/Style Black glaze; moulded
Provenance Said to be from Pompeii
Period
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a Pompeian lamp.
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Bottom view of a Pompeian lamp.
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Oblique left side view of a Pompeian lamp.
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Left side view of a Pompeian lamp.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.6
Diameters 5.1
Handle_height 3.0
Other_dims. L. incl. handle and nozzle 8.4
Location 11.1.1
Edited_by Sarah; Alexandra
Date_edited 23.07.2003; 29.09.2004
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