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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Bronze lamp-stand consisting of a tripod foot with lion's legs, above which is a circular plate decorated with tongues, palmettes, ovolos and a pierced floral rim; in the centre of the plate is a floral drum from which the shaft rises. The shaft is fluted and four-fold, with a cross-shaped section. The top (separate) is crater-shaped above a baluster support, both with floral decorations. Above is the lamp-tray with moulded decorations, and ovolos on the rim.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1-79 (probably)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 161.8 centimetres
    • Width: 31.5 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The top, shaft, plate and foot were made separately; all parts could be from the same metal mix and probably belong together.

  • Bibliography

    • Lamp Q3867 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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