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Accession_Number 79.1.4
adlib_title lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Small Circular body with a convex shoulder and a small flat discus with a large filling hole. Small lug on right hand side with dent in the top, this however does not reach through to the bottom. Flat long nozzle, slightly concave sides with a splayed tip and an oval wick hole. Small circular concave foot.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 10YR 8/4
Decoration Moulded radial decoration on three quarters of the shoulder, moulded ring around the discus. Small single volutes demarcate he sides of the nozzle. Dark brown wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, chipped on the moulded ring around the discus, decoration worn. Wash is fading especially on the underside. Tip of nozzle blackened, probably from use.
Technique/Style
Provenance Unknown
Period
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a lamp, showing moulded radial decoration on the shoulders.
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Top view of the bottom of a lamp.
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Oblique view of lamp.
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Front view of a lamp.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.2
Diameters 4.2
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle 5.9; base 2.5
Location 5.1.4
Edited_by Lorraine; Alexandra
Date_edited 10.07.2003; 29.09.2004
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