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Accession_Number E.47.1
adlib_title Roman mouldmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular body with small sunken discus with small filing hole, large raised sholder. Long flat nozzle with a splayed end and a curved tip and oval smoke hole. Small ring base.
Material Terracotta
Fabric Roman
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 7.5YR 5/4
Decoration On three quarters of the shoulder a wreath surrounding the discus, the other quarter is sections by two ridges and a small lanceolate relief points to the wick hole. Red colouring still apparent in very small amounts on the relief and a small section on the base of the nozzle.
Inscriptions Small graffito on the base consisting of a triangle with a circle on top.
Condition Complete and intact but worn. Small amount of deposit especially around the decoration. The wick hole is blackened at the tip due to usage.
Technique/Style Mouldmade
Provenance Said to be from Egypt
Period Roman
Date 1 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a Roman lamp, showing the wreath decoration.
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Top view of the bottom of a Roman lamp.
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Oblique view of a Roman lamp, showing the wreath decoration.
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Front view of a Roman lamp.
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Beazley_DB
Height 2.5
Diameters 5.3; with spout 8.2
Handle_height
Other_dims. Base 3.3
Location 5.1.4
Edited_by Lorraine Cork; Alexandra
Date_edited 08.07.2003; 21.09.2004
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