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Accession_Number 79.1.2
adlib_title Attic lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Deep circular body with a large circular filling hole in the centre of the discus. Flat long nozzle with a small circular wick hole and a rounded tip. Circular raised foot, slightly concave with a ring in the middle. "Kick" on the inside at the bottom of the reservoir.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Moulded ring around the filling hole, depressed ring outside the moulded ring. Black glaze on the interior which has leaked out of the wick hole and run down part of the nozzle.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, small section missing from the surface of the lamp on the left hand side causing hairline cracks. White and grey deposits over much of the surface of the interior and the exterior.
Technique/Style
Provenance Cyprus
Period Hellenistic
Date 4 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of an Attic lamp.
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Top view of the bottom of an Attic lamp.
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Oblique view of an Attic lamp.
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Front view of an Attic lamp.
Comparanda
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 4.4
Diameters 6.5
Handle_height
Other_dims. l. incl. nozzle 8.9; base 3.6
Location 11.1.1
Edited_by Lorraine; Alexandra
Date_edited 10.07.2003; 29.09.2004
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