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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.377.18

Dimensions:

2.7 × 7.5 × 10.3 cm (1 1/16 × 2 15/16 × 4 1/16 in.)

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Object Description

Discus Iconography: Desultor wearing a pointed hat and trousers with rolled waistband galloping to left, leading another horse on his right; he whips the horse's hindquarters with a stick in his left hand.

Description: Moldmade, from plaster mold. Shoulder: Loeschcke form III a. Filling-hole in lower discus. Voluted angular-tipped nozzle. Raised base-ring; within it on the lower part two short parallel lines in relief.