The J. Paul Getty Museum

Lamp

Object Details

Title:

Lamp

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

North Africa (Place Created)

Date:

1st–4th century A.D.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

83.AQ.377.239

Dimensions:

2.7 × 8.2 × 12 cm (1 1/16 × 3 1/4 × 4 3/4 in.)

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Object Description

Discus Iconography: Frontal eagle with spreading wings, head to left.

Description: Moldmade, from plaster mold. Ring handle with one groove on both parts. Flat plain shoulder, separated from discus by a ridge marked off by two grooves; ridge surrounding both discus and nozzle top, leaving short narrow "strangled" channel between them. Filling-hole left of center. Air hole in lower discus. Short round-tipped nozzle surrounded by a raised edge with burn marks. Base marked off by one circular groove.