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Accession_Number 79.1.18
adlib_title lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Rough oval shape, very flat body with a flat discus and filling hole in the centre. There is no nozzle, just an elongation of the discus with a small circular wick hole. Circular ring base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 4/8
Decoration Around outer edge of discus is a band of raised dots within two rings. The inner area of the discus is decorated with eight individual circles with concentric circles within each. There is a ring around the filling hole. The ring base also has two lines extending from it along the longest axis of the lamp. Pale buff wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, missing a section at the back of the lamp which could be where a handle has been broken off. Small amount of white deposit all over the interior and the exterior.
Technique/Style
Provenance
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Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2005.01.0043.jpg
2005.01.0043.jpg
View from above of a terracotta lamp, with two rings of raised dots and circles filled iwth concentric circles.
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2005.01.0044.jpg
2005.01.0044.jpg
View of the bottom of a terracotta lamp.
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2005.01.0066.jpg
2005.01.0066.jpg
Oblique view of the top of a terracotta lamp, with two rings of raised dots and circles filled iwth concentric circles.
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2005.01.0094.jpg
2005.01.0094.jpg
Oblique view of the side of a terracotta lamp.
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Beazley_DB
Height 1.7
Diameters Max.8.2; min. 7.7
Handle_height
Other_dims. 3.8
Location 5.1.4
Edited_by Alexandra; Liz
Date_edited 01.10.2004; 21.06.2007
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