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lamp

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1963,0715.26

  • Description

    Mould-made pottery lamp with a circular body, a short rounded nozzle with a heart-shaped upper surface, a narrow rounded shoulder, and an inward-sloping moulded rim. At the rear is a ring handle, now broken. The discus is decorated with a boat with an animal-headed prow; in it stands a grotesque stave-dancer wearing a hat and holding out two staves in each hand; his large phallus swings behind. Within the base-ring is impressed name.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 175-225 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Loeschcke VIII (late)
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 11.8 centimetres
    • Width: 8.1 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Transliteration

        FLORENT
  • Bibliography

    • Lamp Q1363 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1963

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1963,0715.26


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