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Accession_Number 50.4.25
adlib_title Campanian lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular body, concave discus with a circular filling hole to the frontal left hand side. Flat nozzle with concave sides and single ended volutes, the tip is splayed and ends in an obtuse angle, the wick hole is circular. There is a base demarcated but not raised, the base is slightly concave.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Campanian
Fabric_description Fine
Munsell_color 2.5YR 6/2
Decoration Two moulded rings around the outer edge of the discus, within stands a ram facing the right with odysseus straped to the underneath of it. The ram satands on a base line. Dark wash all over.
Inscriptions Foot print stamp on the base, perhaps 'NNA' or 'NIAE'.
Condition Complete, but with nozzle glued back on with B72 glue. A few cracks on the discus, wash wearing in places. Small hole where spout joins discus.
Technique/Style
Provenance Said to be from Pompeii.
Period Roman
Date 1 c. AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2001.99.0018.jpg
2001.99.0018.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp depicting Odysseus clinging to the belly of the ram.
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2001.99.0020.jpg
2001.99.0020.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp, upside down, depicting Odysseus clinging to the belly of the ram.
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2001.99.0021.jpg
2001.99.0021.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp depicting Odysseus clinging to the belly of the ram.
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2001.99.0022.jpg
2001.99.0022.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp depicting Odysseus clinging to the belly of the ram.
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2001.99.0023.jpg
2001.99.0023.jpg
View of the base of a Roman lamp, showing footprint stamp and modern inscribed label.
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2001.99.0024.jpg
2001.99.0024.jpg
View of the base of a Roman lamp, showing footprint stamp and modern inscribed label.
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2001.99.0025.jpg
2001.99.0025.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp depicting Odysseus clinging to the belly of the ram.
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2005.01.0283.jpg
2005.01.0283.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp, showing Odysseus clinging to the belly of a ram.
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2005.01.0284.jpg
2005.01.0284.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp, showing Odysseus clinging to the belly of a ram.
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2005.01.0285.jpg
2005.01.0285.jpg
Top view of the bottom of a Roman lamp, showing footprint stamp.
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2005.01.0314.jpg
2005.01.0314.jpg
Oblique view of a Roman lamp, showing Odysseus clinging to the belly of a ram.
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2005.01.0332.jpg
2005.01.0332.jpg
Front view of a Roman lamp.
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Beazley_DB
Height 2.7
Diameters 8.4
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle 12.1; base 5.1
Location Myth and religion
Edited_by Lorraine; Sarah; Alexandra; Kinsey
Date_edited 08.07.2003; 22.07.2003; 21.09.2004; 11.01.2006
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