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Mould-made pottery lamp with a heart-shaped nozzle. Raised base. At the rear is an Egyptian ring handle. Decorated on the discus with Scylla raising a steering-oar, about to strike. The shoulder is decorated with alternate circles and leaves in relief. Within the raised base are three impressed branches on a base-line. Covered with an orange slip. Light red brown Nile silt fabric with abundant mica and common white inclusions.
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Diameter: 0.40 centimetres (filling hole)
Diameter: 0.70 centimetres (nozzle)
Height: 3.40 centimetres
Length: 8.70 centimetres
Width: 6.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Loeschcke type VIII, probably from same series as examples from 'Alexandria' (Bailey 1988, Q2020, British Museum GR1873,0609.190-3; Walters 1914, 1126, 1124), and parallels from Karanis (Shier 1978, 352).
Loeschcke, S. 1919. Lampen aus Vindonissa. Zϋrich.
Shier, L.A. 1978. Terracotta lamps from Karanis, Egypt. Ann Arbor.
Walters, H.B. 1914. Catalogue of the Greek and Roman lamps in the British Museum. London.
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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