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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    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.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1-79 (probably)
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 15.2 centimetres
    • Width: 7.1 centimetres
    • Height: 9.1 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    1824.4-33.9 has been removed.

  • Bibliography

    • Lamp Q3614 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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