Ure Museum Database



Browse
Accession_Number 79.1.10
adlib_title mouldmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular shallow body, concave discus with a small filling hole in the centre. Long flat nozzle with concave sided which meet the tip of the nozzle at an acute angle, the tip is rounded, large circular wick hole. Base is concave with a moulded ring. At the back are the remains of a handle.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 6/8
Decoration Moulded ring around the edge of the discus, twelve petals radiate from the centre of the discus. Single volutes decorate either side of the nozzle. Base has a concentric ring inside the base ring. Brown-red wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, missing handle, small hole in the base. Lumpy deposit over areas of the lamp, wash wearing in places. Blackening of the nozzle due to use.
Technique/Style Mouldmade
Provenance
Period Roman
Date 1 c AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2005.01.0033.jpg
2005.01.0033.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp decorated with petals and volutes.
2005.01.0034.jpg
2005.01.0034.jpg
Bottom view of a Roman lamp.
2005.01.0061.jpg
2005.01.0061.jpg
Oblique side view of a Roman lamp decorated with petals and volutes.
2005.01.0086.jpg
2005.01.0086.jpg
Side view of a Roman lamp.
2005.01.0087.jpg
2005.01.0087.jpg
Front view of a Roman lamp.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.5
Diameters 6.9
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle 9.8; base 3.8
Location RMS Loans Online
Edited_by Alexandra
Date_edited 04.10.2004
The Ure Museum is part of
The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, RG6 6AH