From: Tunisia | Zeugitana | Carthage

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS389
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Roman
Provenience Tunisia | Zeugitana | Carthage
Date Made 5th century BCE - 4th century BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Ceramic

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 4.5 cm
Length 13.3 cm
Outside Diameter 8 cm
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. Charles Platt Jr., 1898

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