Mould-made pottery lamp with a circular body, a voluted angular-tipped nozzle, a narrow steeply sloping shoulder and a narrow rim. Between the nozzle-volutes is an air-hole and a pattern of volutes and an acanthus leaf; the edge of the nozzle tip is raised. At the rear is a ring handle. The discus is decorated with a chariot-race taking place in the Circus Maximus at Rome. The lamp stands on a base-ring with an internal moulding, across which is the impressed name SAECVL. Covered with a finger-marked orange to brown slip.
- 175-225 (circa)
- Made in: Italy
- Excavated/Findspot: Italy (probably)
- Loeschcke Type VIII (late)
- Length: 14.7 centimetres
- Width: 9.6 centimetres
8 June 2000
Reason for treatment
Clean proir to exhibition.
Surface cleaned using a Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler) also cotton-wool swabs and IMS and water 50:50 removed some surface dust.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
- 1971,0101.37 (previously registered as)
Mould-made pottery plastic lamp in the form of a bull's head, standing on an oval base-ring, within which is a smaller ring and a central disc. The filling-hole is pierced through the forehead and has a plain rim. The nozzle, projecting from the mouth, is mainly missing, as is the right ear and horn. Applied to the rear is a grooved vertical ring handle, now broken. Covered with a dark grey slip.
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Object reference number: GAA4092
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