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Accession_Number L.2012.9.1
adlib_title mould-made lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Complete with nozzle, handle and two original holes for use
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration The discus contains a frontal, bearded figure of Zeus Sarapis behind an eagle with outstretched wings. A continuous border of volutes, possibly foliate, interspersed with dots with volutes enclosing the round nozzle. Three swastikas evenly spaced around the underside of the lamp.
Inscriptions
Condition Complete with some signs of cracking on base and handle, some wear and covered in a layer of light brown sediment
Technique/Style Mould-made
Provenance
Period Roman
Date
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of a Roman lamp, showing the frontal, bearded figure of Zeus Sarapis behind an eagle with outstretched wings with a border of volutes and dots.
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Top view of a Roman lamp, showing the frontal, bearded figure of Zeus Sarapis behind an eagle with outstretched wings with a border of volutes and dots.
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Top view of a Roman lamp, showing the frontal, bearded figure of Zeus Sarapis behind an eagle with outstretched wings with a border of volutes and dots.
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2013.99.0093.jpg
Top view of a Roman lamp, showing the frontal, bearded figure of Zeus Sarapis behind an eagle with outstretched wings with a border of volutes and dots.
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Top view of a Roman lamp in a box, showing the frontal, bearded figure of Zeus Sarapis behind an eagle with outstretched wings with a border of volutes and dots.
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Oblique view of a Roman lamp in a box, showing the frontal, bearded figure of Zeus Sarapis behind an eagle with outstretched wings with a border of volutes and dots.
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Top view of the bottom of a Roman lamp, showing three swastikas.
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Front view of a Roman lamp, showing front with the nozzle and the border of volutes and dots.
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Front view of a Roman lamp, showing the handle and the border of volutes and dots.
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Front view of a Roman lamp, showing the handle and the border of volutes and dots.
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Front view of a Roman lamp, showing back of the handle and the border of volutes and dots.
Comparanda
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 3.1cm
Diameters
Handle_height 1.9cm
Other_dims. L – 6.6cm W – 4.9cm D – 2.0cm
Location Ure Museum
Edited_by Hannah Fisher
Date_edited 13/9/2012
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