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Bronze lamp with a deep bowl body and a long flat-topped voluted nozzle, with rosettes on the rear volute-spines. The rounded tip has a band of ovules below a beaded rim. The nozzle-top is decorated with an inlaid palmette, with some copper inlay remaining. The semicircular wick-hole has a re-entrant angle. The body of the lamp is decorated with palmettes and a lotus in relief. The sunken discus has plain mouldings and a seating for a lost lid. At the rear is a broad ring handle with hinge-pieces on top. Rising from the rear of the handle is a vulvate-leaf with a beaded ridge behind. The circular base-ring has internal `lathe-turned' mouldings.
- 1-79 (probably)
- Made in: Italy (probably)
- Excavated/Findspot: Herculaneum
- (Europe,Italy,Campania,Naples (province),Herculaneum)
- Length: 15.2 centimetres
- Width: 7.1 centimetres
- Height: 9.1 centimetres
1824.4-33.9 has been removed.
8 February 1996
Reason for treatment
Light clean to remove dust.
Surface dirt, and some very small areas of corrosion. Inlay slightly obscured.
Cleaned manually using scalpel and pin vice. Silver inlay slightly cleaned usind Silvo silver and chrome (cotton wadding,white spirit,Newburgh chalk,china clay). Washed in warm water with a little Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate) added, applied suing a stiff bristle brush. Brushed suing bristle brush with a little Renaissance wax (cosmolloid 80H-microcrystalline wax,BASF hard wax "A"-polyethylene wax,white spirit) added.
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Object reference number: GAA2399
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