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Accession_Number 79.1.12
adlib_title Perhaps Roman lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular shallow body, concave discus with a small circular filling hole in the center. Small demarcated base, slightly concave. Long nozzle with concave sides and a rounded tip with a circular wick hole in the center of the tip. Two lines run down either side of the nozzle at the termination of volutes.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Perhaps Roman
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 7/6
Decoration Discus is outlined with a moulded ring and has eight petals radiating from the central filling hole. Single volutes decorate each side of the nozzle. Red-orange wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, small chip to the end of the spout. Wash is wearing, especially at the back of the lamp. large amount of deposit visible through the wick hole. Small amount of deposit on the exterior, more on the base. Nozzle tip blackened, possibly from use.
Technique/Style
Provenance Cyprus
Period Roman
Date 1 c. AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a perhaps Roman lamp, showing decoration.
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Top view of the bottom of a perhaps Roman lamp.
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Oblique view of a perhaps Roman lamp.
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Front view of a perhaps Roman lamp.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.1
Diameters 6.0
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle 8.7; base 3.2
Location 5.1.4
Edited_by Lorraine; Alexandra; Joana Varela
Date_edited 17.07.2003; 01.10.2004; 05.04.2017
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