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CA10

Reference: CA10 / Cat. No.

Period: Roman

Origin: Europe

Date: 100 – 400 AD

Description:

Achtförmige open lamp. Leaf-shaped handle.

Fabric: Copper alloy.

Manufacture: Sheet metal.

Size (cm): L. 9.2, W. 6.9, H. 1.5 (eh)

Condition: Handle bent.

Notes:
Cf. (related type) Loeschcke, 1068; BMC IV, Q3754-9; Menzel, 710; (manufacture) BMC IV, Q3765.

Loeschcke Type XXIVa (variant).


Comments:
It has been speculated that objects of this type may have served as holders for conventional closed lamps but the two are seldom found together and evidence suggests that, at least in some cases, these objects were themselves used as lamps on their own, perhaps employing animal fat as a fuel rather than oil.



CA10


CA10


CA10

Last edited: 30-08-2010

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