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HW9

Reference: HW9 / Cat. No.

Period: Hellenistic

Origin: North Africa

Date: 150 – 100 BC

Description:
Three nozzles. Raised pad base.

Manufacture: Wheel made.

Size (cm): L. 7.1, W. 7.9, H. 4.6

Notes:
Cf. Deneauve, 108; Bussière 1989, 78; Rosenthal & Sivan, 276-7.
Deneauve Type X; Bussière Type IVc.

Ex P.M.S. Jones Collection.
Pub: P.M.S. Jones, Collecting Ancient Lamps, Swansea, 2002.



Comments:
Although parts of North Africa had been influenced by Greek culture long before Carthage fell to Roman conquest in 146 BC, lamps of this type are survivals of a local Punic tradition with Phoenician origins. In this late development the sides of what is essentially a saucer lamp have been folded so far inwards that they form three enclosed nozzles.



HW9


HW9


Last edited: 30-05-2018

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