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Accession_Number 79.1.8
adlib_title Cnidian lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Small circular body with a convex shoulder and a small concave discus with an irregular filling hole at the centre. Nozzle is slightly arched and splayed at the tip with concave edges and an obtuse tip. Wick hole is oval. base is a concave small demarcated circle with a circle within.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Cnidian
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 5/6
Decoration Moulded leaf decoration on the shoulder.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete, decoration very worn, filling hole is irregular; this may be due to it's production. Nozzle tip is blackened; probably from usage. nozzle end is scored with many lines. White deposit in places.
Technique/Style
Provenance From Cyprus
Period Roman
Date 100-75
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a Cnidian lamp.
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Top view of the bottom of a Cnidian lamp.
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Oblique view of a Cnidian lamp.
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Front view of a Cnidian lamp.
Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 2.6
Diameters 5.0
Handle_height
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle 6.8; base 3.1
Location 5.1.4
Edited_by Lorraine; Alexandra
Date_edited 14.07.2003; 29.09.2004
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