Acquisition (From) :: Blacas d'Aulps to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 1867 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Bronze 2551 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Lamp Q3903 ::, Consists of :: brass ::, Consists of :: bronze ::, Dimension Height :: 57.10cm ::, Dimension Length :: 28.50cm ::, Dimension Width :: 26.40cm ::, Found (in) :: Pompeii :: said to be from, Object type :: lamp-stand ::, Production Period / Culture :: Roman ::, Production date :: 1-79 :: probably, Subject :: mammal ::, Uses technique :: applied ::, Uses technique :: cast ::
Bronze stand for three hanging lamps: rectangular brass base-plate with a semicircular cut-out in front, supported by four lion's paws on circular plinths. At the rear of the base-plate is a moulded base, from which rises a triangular shaft with ridged corners forming plain panels on each side; at the top of each panel is an applied plaque in the form of a panther's head and front paws. At the top of the shaft is a triangular capital decorated on each face with an applied palmette; above the palmettes is a floral knob. From each corner of the capital extends a lamp-hanger in the form of voluted leaves, with a floral knob.