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lamp

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1964,0601.112

  • Description

    Mould-made pottery lamp decorated on the discus with a grotesque stave-dancer; around the edge is a row of raised points. The shoulder is decorated with a band of impressed ovules. In the centre of the sunken base is an impressed circle. The left side is broken. Covered with an orange slip.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 2ndC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Type series

    • Loeschcke Type VIII
    • Nozzle-form Cn.F
    • Shoulder-form VIIIb
  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 8.8 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Lamp Q2984 bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Previously unregistered.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1964,0601.112

Mould-made pottery lamp decorated on the discus with a grotesque stave-dancer; around the edge is a row of raised points. The shoulder is decorated with a band of impressed ovules. In the centre of the sunken base is an impressed circle. The left side is broken. Covered with an orange slip.

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