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Lamp

Object Details

Title:

Lamp

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

Roman

Place:

Asia Minor (Place Created)

Date:

1st–4th century A.D.

Medium:

Terracotta

Object Number:

83.AQ.377.273

Dimensions:

1.9 × 6 × 8.5 cm (3/4 × 2 3/8 × 3 3/8 in.)

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Object Description

Discus Iconography: Jewish seven-armed candlestick (menorah) with bejeweled branches each with a candle, a twisted staff, and three legs; the foot is flanked on each side by a curved ram's horn (shofar) and a citrus (etrog), and, on the right side only, a palm branch (lulav).

Description: Moldmade. Exceptionally long and flat pierced handle, lower part ending in a fishtail; three grooves on upper part. Rounded shoulder with a continuous row of globules; circular groove separating shoulder from discus. Two symmetrically placed filling-holes slightly below center. Small tapering round-tipped nozzle with two smaller globules on top. Raised round base-ring marked off by two circular grooves. Large plain planta pedis.

Provenance
Provenance
before 1983

Hans-Klaus Schüller, 1921 - 2009 (Bergheim, Germany)

1983

Galerie Günter Puhze (Freiburg, Germany), sold to the J. Paul Getty Museum, 1983.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Pathways to Paradise: Medieval India and Europe (May 1 to August 5, 2018)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 1 to August 5, 2018
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