Mould-made pottery lamp with a rectangular body and a pierced handle which once had a decorative ornament. On each corner is a double nozzle; most are broken. On the side opposite the handle are two single nozzles; on each of the two short sides is a single nozzle, one now missing. Each nozzle has a rounded tip and a flat oval area surrounding the wick-hole. The top has a moulded frame surrounding a sunken rectangular panel: decorated in relief with two draped dancing maenads, one holding a knife and the forelegs of a dismembered deer, the other holding a tambourine and with a snake coiled round her left arm. Between them is a circular moulded altar with a wreath round the centre and a bowl on top. The lamp stands on a slightly raised rectangular base. Covered with a finger-marked olive-brown slip.

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Thing

Made Of
pottery
Type of Thing
lamp
Subject
reptile, mythical figure/creature, dance, music
Techniques
slipped, mould-made, relief

Place

Made In
Italy

Time

Acquired In
1814
Made
51-100
Period/Culture
Roman

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