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Updated: 14 April 2015
Bronze lamp with a deep rounded body and two flat-topped nozzles with rounded ends and semicircular wick-holes, flanked by volutes with spines at the wick-hole and knobs at the body end. At the rear is an applied bust of a maenad. The concave filling-hole area is surrounded by a raised rim, perhaps applied; there is a central filling-hole and three subsidiary holes. The volute-knobs are pierced for suspension, and there is a suspension-lug at the rear of the maenad's head. To these points are attached lengths of loop-in-loop chain, perhaps not ancient, coming together at a ring with a further chain an a spiked hook (ancient). The base-ring is concave within, the inner surface very rough.
- 200-400 (circa)
- Made in: Italy
- Excavated/Findspot: Pompeii (said to be from)
- (Europe,Italy,Campania,Naples (province),Pompeii)
- Length: 14 centimetres
- Width: 12.4 centimetres
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA40322
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