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Accession_Number 79.1.6
adlib_title North African: Tunisian or Algerian mouldmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular body with slightly convex shoulder and a slightly concave discus, two holes of differing size are in the discus. The nozzle is small and rounded with an oval wick hole just off center. Vertical handle which reaches to the base which is demarcated with two concentric circles.
Material Terracotta
Fabric North African: Tunisian or Algerian
Fabric_description Course clay
Munsell_color 2.5YR 8/2
Decoration Shoulder has a radiating decoration, discus has decoration of a krater with vine tendrils and grapes and is outlined by a moulded ring. the handle ha two lined running along it's crest. Reddy-orange wash.
Inscriptions
Condition Intact, worn wash and worn decoration. Nozzle blackened probably due to use.
Technique/Style Mouldmade
Provenance
Period
Date 3 c. AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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2005.01.0027.jpg
Top view of a North African lamp, showing decoration on the discus.
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Top view of the bottom of a North African lamp.
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2005.01.0058.jpg
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Oblique view of a North African lamp, showing radiating decoration on the shoulders.
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Front view of a North African lamp.
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.8
Diameters 7.5
Handle_height 4.6
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle and handle 10.7; base 4.0
Location 5.1.4
Edited_by Lorraine; Alexandra; Joana Varela
Date_edited 14.07.2003; 29.09.2004; 05.04.2017
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