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VR1

Reference: VR1 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Italy

Date: 25 – 75 AD

Description:

On discus: Hercules, lion skin draped on l. arm, brandishing club to attack an Amazon (probably Hippolyte) kneeling at l., defending herself with round shield on l. arm.


Manufacture: Mould made.

Condition: Base and most of nozzle missing. Remains of nozzle suggest it was of the volute type with rounded end.

Notes:
Cf. Loeschcke, 393.
Pub: D. Knell, ‘Ancient Pottery Lamps’, Antique Collecting, June 2004.

Reputed to have been found near Folkestone, Kent.


Comments:
Representation bears similarity to frieze from Mausoleum at Halikarnassos (4th century BC).




Last edited: 17-06-2006

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