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Accession_Number 78.12.22
adlib_title Cypriote mouldmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular body, short flat spout with circular wick hole and rounded tip. Slightly sunken discus with filling hole on the same axis as the wick hole, but not in the centre of the discus. Demarcated base, slightly concave.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Cypriote
Fabric_description Dark orangy-pink clay. No visible inclusions.
Munsell_color 2.5YR 6/6
Decoration Moulded ring around discus, within is a "Throx" gladiator in relief standing on base-line; helmet, shield, sword, top of greaves distinguishable. Moulded single volutes on either side of the nozzle shaft, at their termination are raised marks towards the base. A faint raised line next to the gladiator on the right. Red slip all over.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact and complete, gladiator rather worn and slipworn in places. Underneath has white soil deposits.
Technique/Style Mouldmade
Provenance Cyprus
Period Roman
Date 75-100 AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Over head view of a Cypriote lamp.
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2005.01.0287.jpg
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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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Oblique left-side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Left side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Front view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Right side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Back side view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Over head view of a Cypriote lamp.
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Detail of a Cypriote lamp, showing the tondo.
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View of the base of a Cypriote lamp.
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Comparanda BM III Q2434; Oziol (1977) #402-405
Bibliography Bailey, D.M., A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum III, British Museum Publications Ltd, London, 1988; Oziol, Th., ‘Les Lampes du Musée de Chypre’, Series Salamine de Chypre 7, E. de Boccard, Paris, 1977
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.2
Diameters 6.1; with nozzle 8.6
Handle_height
Other_dims. Base 3.6 Marianne's Correction: 3.5
Location Warfare
Edited_by Lorraine; Sarah; Alexandra; Marianne; Marianne
Date_edited 08.07.2003; 22.07.2003; 22.09.2004; 24.01.2007; 18.11.2008
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