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RNA8

Reference: RNA8 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Probably Tunisia

Date: 150 230 AD

Description:

On discus: harbour scene, large building with deep ornamented cornice over two tiers, upper one a colonnade and lower one an arcade of eight arches, in foreground a body of water on which are two boats, standing fisherman in l. boat, two seated figures in r. boat rowing.


Manufacture: Mould made.

Notes:
Cf. (subject) Deneauve, 1049; Adler, 387; (type) BMC III, Q1715; Walters, 527; Mlasowsky, 289; Ashmolean, 1872.1324; Rosenthal & Sivan, 77.

Finer example of identical scene noted on another lamp (details are clear).


Comments:
It has been suggested that the waterfront scenes on this and other lamps in the same series are views of the port at Carthage.



RNA8



Last edited: 27-03-2009

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