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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Mould-made pottery lamp with a voluted rounded-tipped nozzle and a rounded shoulder. The discus is surrounded by a single groove, and is decorated with two armed gladiators in combat, one fallen. Above are two victor's wreaths; below are the gladiators' names, FVRIVS and COLVMBV. In the centre of the slightly raised base is a foot-print containing relief letters, probably LVC. Traces of a purple-brown slip remain.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 50-79 (probably)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Loeschcke IV
    • Shoulder-form VIIb
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 13.1 centimetres
    • Width: 9.7 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

  • Bibliography

    • Lamp Q938 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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