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HM15

Reference: HM15 / Cat. No.

Period: Hellenistic / Roman

Origin: Egypt

Date: 150 BC 100 AD

Description:
Traglampe, related to 'boot-shaped' type. Askos style. No separate filling-hole. Vertical mould seam.


Manufacture: Mould made.

Size (cm): L. 10.5, W. 5.2, H. 7.3

Notes:
Cf. (related type) BMC III, Q1992-6; Hayes, 192-5; Petrie Museum, UC54146; Mlasowsky, 343, 345, 349; Chrzanovski, Ex Oriente Lux 2015, 114-7; (metal) BMC IV, Q3719.
Lamp copied from form of metal askos common in Egypt (Bailey, pers. comm., 2006).


Comments:
The generic term 'Traglampen' refers to a type of Egyptian lamp which could be carried or suspended by means of a rod, pierced extension or handle rising above its body. The body itself is commonly boat-shaped and its top, sometimes surmounted by a figure in high relief, is often partially left open at one end to form a large aperture for the wick.

This example features a bar handle which emulates those frequently fitted on contemporary metal askoi (squat jugs), such as the one depicted in a mosaic found at Alexandria (Walker & Higgs 2001).



HM15


HM15


Last edited: 15-03-2009

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