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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Mould-made pottery plastic lamp in the form of a man playing a water-organ. Two small nozzles project from a panel below the pipes; the filling-hole is pierced through the slanting top of the pipes. The man's body was moulded and applied, with hand-modelled arms; his head is missing. Covered with a pale orange slip.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 175-250 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 17.5 centimetres
    • Width: 8.4 centimetres
    • Depth: 5.8 centimetres
  • Bibliography

    • Lamp Q1720 bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G69/dc23

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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