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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:
The artistic style of the Amazonomachy scene on the discus is related to that found in Greek sculptural reliefs, such as the frieze from the Mausoleum at Halikarnassos (4th century BC).





Last edited: 17-06-2006

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