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RomQ Reference Collection of Ancient Lamps

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Highlights from the Collection
Form & Function | Themes

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Form & Function
Basics

Bronze Age

Roman

Medieval

Development

 

 

 

Decoration

Mould

Wick-pin

Unusual Forms

'Jug' lamp

Pedestal

'Box' lamp

Plastic Forms

Pine-cone

Bull head

Human head

Inscriptions

Maker's mark

Owner's graffiti

Aramaic inscription

 

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Themes
Religion & Mythology

Lares and altar

Hercules and Amazon

Anubis

Menorah

Cross

Chi-rho monogram

Entertainment

Theatre mask

Gladiator

Chariot

War & Empire

Victory

Imperial eagle

Horseman

Daily Life

Board-game

Sex

Hunting

Land & Sea

Galley

Waterfront

Dolphin and steering-oar

Nature

Peacock and pomegranate

Frog

Palm tree

 

 

 

 

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