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Accession_Number 79.1.3
adlib_title Attic black glaze lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular deep body with slightly concave discus, large filling hole and a shoulder lug on the right hand side. Flat nozzle, small oval wick hole. Shallow circular foot, slightly concave with a smaller circle within the foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Attic
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 7/6
Decoration Broad moulded ring around the edge of the discus, Black Glaze on interior and exterior.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, lug is missing outer face, tip of nozzle is slightly chipped. Glaze worn off in front half of the lamp and on the moulded ring. Small amounts of white deposit, blackening around the tip of the nozzle.
Technique/Style Black glaze
Provenance From Cyprus
Period Early Hellenistic
Date 325-275
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of an Attic lamp, showing moulded ring.
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2005.01.0297.jpg
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Top view of the bottom of an Attic lamp, showing the base.
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Oblique view of an Attic lamp
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Front view of an Attic lamp.
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Beazley_DB
Height 3.7
Diameters 6.4
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. [incl. spout] 9.4; base 3.8
Location Greece
Edited_by Alex; Sarah; Alexandra; Kinsey
Date_edited 19.06.2003; 22.07.2003; 28.09.2004; 09.01.2006
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