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LG120 - Click to enlarge


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Reference: LG120

Classical Greek lamp

Period: Greek

Date: c. 5th century BC


Small (votive?) lamp with characteristic central conical tube, short nozzle. Flat base.

Manufacture: Wheelmade

Size: L. 5.6 cm

Condition: Part of central tube missing.

Price:
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Comments:
The central tube of these Greek lamps could have been used in two ways: either a tapered stick passing through the hole held the lamp aloft, or the lamp was suspended by a cord, knotted at the bottom of the lamp to keep it in place. (Judith Perlzweig, Lamps from the Athenian Agora, American School at Athens, 1963).


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