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Lamp

Object Number:48-2-292
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Roman
Provenience: Mediterranean
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Bronze
Height: 6.8 cm
Length: 8.4 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Elise Biddle (Mrs. Harald) Paumgarten, 1948, 1948
Other Number:156 - Collector Number
L-2-215 - Old Loan Number

Description

Dark brown patina. Modern hole in underside. Missing part of the nozzle, crack through forehead. Ancient hole in back of head. Filled with lead. Lamp in the form of head of a black African. Long head with curly hair. Nozzle formed by open mouth. Suspension right at top.

Bibliography:

[Book] Warden, P. G. 1997. The Hilprecht Collection of Greek, Italic, and Roman Bronzes in the University of Pennsylvania Museum.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 62, no. 218, pl. 23View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Thesis] Moore, Charlotte B. 1969. Description and analysis of the bronze and lead objects in the Herman V. Hilprecht Collection, the University Museum of the University of Pennsylvania.. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: pp. 161-162, no. 168; p. 346, fig. 112View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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