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Accession_Number L.2011.1.37
adlib_title African red slip lamp fragment
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Lamp fragment, with part of one shoulder and of the nozzle; filling-hole in central discus almost complete.
Material Terracotta
Fabric African red slip
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 2.5YR 5/8
Decoration On the shoulder a herring-bone pattern in relief; in the central discus a figure in relief, possibly part of a chi-rho monogram.
Inscriptions
Condition fragmentary and chipped, with some grey sediment
Technique/Style
Provenance Carthage
Period Late Roman
Date 440-550 AD
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution For the sacred monogram in the central discus see to Catalogue of the lamps in British Museum, vol III, 27, pl. 20, group I(c)iii, no Q1761, Hayes type IIB; comparisons in Ennabli 868-76; Hayes ROM 290, all from Carthage. For the shoulder decoration (herring-bone pattern), compare with Q2568, Q2569 (Catalogue of British Museum).
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Top view of a lamp fragment.
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Front view of a lamp fragment.
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Comparanda
Bibliography
Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. L: 7.8; W: 3.4; D: 3.0
Location Ure Museum
Edited_by Alice Honey and Charley Chamberlain; Marta
Date_edited 15/08/2011
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