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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1814,0704.106

  • Description

    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.

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  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 175-225 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Loeschcke VIII (late)
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14.7 centimetres
    • Width: 9.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
  • Bibliography

    • Lamp Q1349 bibliographic details
  • Location

    G69/dc19

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    8 June 2000

    Reason for treatment

    Temporary Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Clean proir to exhibition.

    Condition

    Surface dusty.

    Treatment details

    Surface cleaned using a Wishab sponge (vulcanized latex,filler) also cotton-wool swabs and IMS and water 50:50 removed some surface dust.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1814

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1814,0704.106

  • Additional IDs

    • 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.

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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