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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Bronze lantern of cylindrical form: circular tray edged by double walls with simple mouldings, two vertical supports in the form of half-round columns with composite capitals, and an upper circular element with double walls and simple mouldings. On this is a domed lid with mouldings at its rim and centre, pierced by groups of smoke-holes. The lid can be raised by a system of rings and loop-in-loop chains attached to the top of the support columns, the lid and two cross-bars with hooks and loops. The lantern stands on three moulded pad feet riveted through the lower tray, at the centre of which is a T-shaped bar. The lamp is a cylindrical moulded box with a central orifice and a lid decorated with mouldings. Its floor is concave below with a disc soldered to the underside, which which engages with the T-bar in the lantern. Within the lamp is a flaring wick-holder of sheet metal.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1-79
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 21.1 centimetres
    • Width: 18.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The horn protective sheets are lost.

  • Bibliography

    • Lamp Q3943 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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