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.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA2399
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