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Mould-made pottery lamp with a circular body, a short rounded nozzle, a rounded shoulder decorated with impressed ovules, and a narrow rim with an internal moulding. At the rear is a ring-handle. The discus is decorated with a satyr and a maenad dancing round a square flaming altar.The maenad wears a long tunic and thrusts her thyrsus in front of the satyr, who has drapery on his shoulder. The lamp stands on a slightly raised base. Covered with a worn finger-marked brown to purple-black slip.
- Made in: Italy
- Excavated/Findspot: Pompeii (said to be from)
- (Europe,Italy,Campania,Naples (province),Pompeii)
- Nozzle-form R
- Shoulder-form VIIIb
- Length: 12.4 centimetres
- Width: 9.4 centimetres
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Object reference number: GAA31808
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