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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    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.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 200-400 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 14 centimetres
    • Width: 12.4 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Xanthopoulou 2010 LA 1.020 bibliographic details
    • Lamp Q3770 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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