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VA4

Reference: VA4 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Date: 40 – 90 AD

Description:
Concave discus encircled by moulding. Angled nozzle flanked by volutes. Defined circular base.

On discus: Anubis wearing chlamys, holding caduceus in r. hand and palm branch in l. hand.


Fabric: Buff clay with mottled vermilion and brown slip.

Manufacture: Mould made.

Notes:
Cf. BMC IV, Q801 bis; Podvin, Lampes d’Anubis seul, 2005, Type 1; (subject) Walters, 653, 781-3.

Loeschcke Type Ic.


Comments:
Three 1st-century AD lamps depicting Anubis were discovered in a London gravesite (possibly that of a female gladiator) in 2000.




VA4



Last edited: 21-08-2007

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