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Accession_Number 78.12.16
adlib_title Cypriote wheelmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Deep circular body with a rounded shoulder terminating in a large filling hole. Long rounded nozzle titling slightly upwards, irregular rounded tip and an oval wick hole. Large splayed foot. Small vertical lug on the right hand side.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Cypriote
Fabric_description Beigish salmon clay
Munsell_color 7.5YR 7/4
Decoration Flat ridge around the edge of the filing hole, turning marks on the base of the foot. Dark red wash inside and out.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, three small pits in the body of the lamp, none pierce through to the reservoir. wash is worn and chipped all over. Tip of nozzle is blackened, probably due to use. Small amount of grey/white deposit.
Technique/Style Wheelmade
Provenance Cyprus
Period Roman
Date 2 c
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Over head view of a Cypriote lamp.
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view of the base of a Cypriote lamp.
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Oblique left-side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Left side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Over head view of a Cypriote lamp.
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H.: 3.3; L.: 7.5; D.: 4.4; D. incl. Lug: 4.7 Techn.: Wheel made Class: Plain Per.: Roman 2nd century AD Prov.: Cyprus Comment: Splayed foot. Vertical lug on the right side of the reservoir. Flat ridge set around the edge...
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Oblique right-side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Rught side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Oblique left-side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Left side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Back view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Right side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Front view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Over-head view of a Cypriote lamp.
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View of the base of a Cypriote lamp.
Comparanda Oziol (1977) #81-82; BM I Q499
Bibliography Oziol, Th., ‘Les Lampes du Musée de Chypre’, Series Salamine de Chypre 7, E. de Boccard, Paris, 1977; Bailey, Donald Michael, A Catalogue of Lamps in the British Museum I, British Museum Publications Ltd, London, 1975
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 3.3
Diameters 4.4; with lug 4.7
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle 7.5; base 3.5
Location 11.1.1
Edited_by Faye Cheesman; Alexandra; Marianne; Marianne
Date_edited 15.08.2003; 19.10.2004; 24.01.2007; 18.11.2008
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