- Museum number
Mould-made pottery lamp with a shallow circular body, a rounded shoulder, and a short flat-topped semicircular nozzle set into the shoulder and defined by a lateral groove. At the rear is a pierced handle, grooved along the upper edge. The discus is surrounded by two circular grooves, and is decorated with a rabbit feeding on a fruit among a bamboo-like plant. Across the slightly raised base is the impressed name C.OPPI.RES; above and below is a sunken ovule. Covered with a worn orange-red slip with brown patches. A kiln stacking-mark curves across the base.
- Production date
Length: 10.50 centimetres
Width: 7.70 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 1108 "1108. ____ A rabbet feeding on the other side C.oppi.res. Id."; ____ and id referring to Miscellanea Antiquities 1097 "1097. A Roman red earth bak'd lamp wt. Bachus on the top sitting wt. an urceus held in his right hand in a crown of grapes the underneath ITAL___ from Cardinall Gualtieris collection by the Abbe Sterbini."
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
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- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: SLAntiq.1108
Sloane Miscellanea Catalogue number: 1108 (Antiquities)