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Accession_Number REDMG:1964.1615.1
adlib_title mouldmade lamp
Shape Lamp
Shape_description Circular deep body, convex shoulder, small circular concave discus with reasonably large central filling hole. Small rounded nozzle with a medium sized flat, circular wick hole, at base of nozzle there appears to be a small air hole. Flat vertical handle with circular piercing through it. Handle is high above the body and reaches down towards the base. Base is circular and flat, it is delineated by two moulded bands.
Material Terracotta
Fabric
Fabric_description
Munsell_color 5YR 6/6
Decoration Moulded decoration around the shoulder from outside in; a depressed ring, three bands of raised dots, (all three disturbed by the handle, one disturbed by the nozzle) a raised moulding of sets of three lines radiating in a band, a moulded ring surrounding the discus. Handle has two lines on its crest extending to the base. The base has lines delineating the base, but also has two small circular indentations along the handle nozzle axis. Dark red wash all over.
Inscriptions To be deciphered.
Condition complete and intact, handle is restored from three pieces. small amount of scratching and pitting on the body. filling hole is chiped, Wick hole is blackened from use and air hole is filled in.
Technique/Style Mouldmade
Provenance Corinth
Period
Date
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Artist
Attribution
Image
2005.01.0139.jpg
2005.01.0139.jpg
Top view of a lamp, showing the moulded shoulder decoration.
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2005.01.0140.jpg
2005.01.0140.jpg
Top view of the bottom of a lamp.
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2005.01.0166.jpg
2005.01.0166.jpg
Oblique view of a lamp, showing the moulded shoulder decoration.
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2005.01.0197.jpg
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Front view of a lamp.
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Archive_Ref
Beazley_DB
Height 3.1
Diameters 8.1
Handle_height 4.7
Other_dims. L. incl. nozzle and handle 10.7; base 5.0
Location Handling collection
Edited_by Alexandra
Date_edited 12.11.2004
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