Acquisition (From) :: Temple, William to The British Museum ::, Acquisition date :: 1856 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Lamp Q1223 ::, Bibliograpic reference :: Roman Pottery K57 ::, Consists of :: pottery ::, Dimension Length :: 14.80cm ::, Dimension Width :: 11.50cm ::, Found (in) :: Pompeii :: ?, according to label attached, Found (in) :: Pozzuoli :: said to be from, according to manuscript catalogue of the Temple Collection, Object type :: lamp ::, Production (Made in) :: Campania ::, Production Period / Culture :: Roman ::, Production date :: 67-79 :: ?, Type series :: Nozzle-form K ::, Type series :: Shoulder-form VIIIa ::, Uses technique :: glazed ::, Uses technique :: mould-made ::
Mould-made pottery lamp with a deep circular body, a short rounded nozzle, a wide rounded shoulder, and an inward-sloping moulded rim. At the rear is a ring-handle. The discus has an air-slit pierced at the edge and is decorated with a band of closely-spaced rays between double mouldings. The lamp stands on a slightly raised base. Covered with an iridescent green vitreous glaze, now silvery and irridescent.