Bronze plastic lamp in the form of a trussed deer lying on its back. The large wick-hole is at the rear of the deer's body; the square filling-hole is adjacent, with hinge-pieces for a lost lid. Round the deer's neck is a rope with a bell. Behind the neck is a small projecting bull's head, socketed to take a rectangular-section handle, now lost. On the left flank is a worn two-line inscription, possibly in Greek. The lamp is supported by three legs with cloven hooves, which emerge from the deer's back. The wick-hole is damaged; one leg is slightly bent.

An00021696 001 l

Thing

Made Of
bronze
Type of Thing
lamp
Subject
hunting/shooting, mammal
Techniques
cast

Place

In Gallery
G70/29
Made In
Egypt

Time

Acquired In
1814
Made
1stC-2ndC
Period/Culture
Roman Imperial

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