- Museum number
Mould-made pottery lamp with a rounded-tipped nozzle with shoulder-volutes, a rounded shoulder and an inward-sloping moulded rim. At the rear is a ring-handle. Between the nozzle volutes is an air-slit. The discus is decorated with two busts side by side, either the Cabiri or Castor and Pollux, bearded and wearing pointed caps surmounted by crosses. Across the slightly raised base is the impressed name C.OPPI.RES. Covered with a finger-marked orange-red slip. Across the base is a kiln stacking-mark.
- Production date
Length: 11.10 centimetres
Width: 6.90 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Sir Hans Sloane’s ‘Miscellanea’ catalogue is a bound volume in Central Archives containing seven separate catalogues: ‘Miscellanies’, ‘Antiquities’, ‘Seals’, ‘Pictures’, ‘Mathematical Instruments’, ‘Agate Handles’ and ‘Agate Cups, Bottles, Spoons’. Each contains numbered entries that list and describe objects collected by Sloane between the 1680s and 1750s. Each catalogue begins with object number one.
Text from Sloane Miscellanea catalogue: Miscellanea Antiquities 1094 "1094. ____ Castor & Pollux wt. 2 crosses for starrs on their head on the backside. C.oppi-Res. Id."; ___ and id referring to Miscellanea Antiquities 1082 "1082. An Etruscan or Roman lamp on the concave top of wch. is a Victory Standing in her left a palm branch in the right a shield on wch. are severall lines of Etruscan Characters on the sides a Janus, Caduceus &c from Cardinall Gualtieris collection by the Abbe Sterbini."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: SLAntiq.1094
Sloane Miscellanea Catalogue number: 1094 (Antiquities)