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Lamp

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Object Number:
MS389
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Tunisia
Zeugitana
Carthage
Date Made:
5th century BC - 4th century BC
Early Date:
-499
Late Date:
-300
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Description:
Parts of two different lamps put together with cement. 1) From handle to outer part of discus. Pinch handle, not pierced. Raised circle around base (curvilinear design within) and raised spine connecting it with handle. On discus in releif a soldier, helmetted head and feet protruding from circular shield decorated with raised circles. In border around discus are designs in releif: a square, a heart or ivy leaf, a curvilinear design. Medium red clay, no glaze. 2) Nozzle only, undecorated, with broad channel from discus and large wick-hole. Brown clay.
Height:
4.5cm
Length:
13.3cm
Outside Diamater:
8cm
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles Platt Jr.

Bibliography:

[Book] Rumpf, Andreas. 1927. Chalkidische Vasen.
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[Article] Dohan, Edith H. 1913. "Attic Vases from Orvieto". The Museum Journal. 4 (4): 147-161.
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[Book] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1913. Kleine schriften. vol. II (1912-1913).
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[Article] Furtwangler, Adolf. 1904. Neue Denkmäler antiker Kunst: Antiken in den Museen von Amerika III (SB. Munch 1905).
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