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Lamp

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Object Number:
MS5415
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Roman
Provenience:
Italy (uncertain)
Date Made:
250-350 AD
Early Date:
250
Late Date:
350
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Ceramic
Description:
Lug handle at back with 2 incised parallel lines running up to handle with three incised circles below and also below wick neck. Concave disc with raised area defining it. Disc with plastic decoration of crouching lion facing right, three fill holes in disc and heart-shaped nozzle with wick hole with evidence of burning. Grapes and vine leaves decorate rim area; base not completely flat. Orange micaceous clay. Mould made.

Bibliography:

[Book] Corinth, Broneer. Terracotta Lamps. : Page/Fig./Plate: Type XXVIII
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[Book] Perlzweig, Judith. 1961. The Athenian Agora: Lamps of the Roman Period: First to Seventh Century after Christ. 7. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. XXI, 970 and 974
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