Lamp with “Rosette” of eight petals - ROM2010_11687_43


Lamp with “Rosette” of eight petals

Medium:Mould-made earthenware
Geography: Syro-Palestine
Date: about 100 AD
Period: Roman Imperial period
2.75 x 9.65 x 7.4 cm
Object number: 910.166.15
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. Walter Massey
On view
Gallery Location:Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Gallery of Rome and the Near East
DescriptionBy the Roman period, the mass production of lamps using two-part moulds encouraged the development of relief ornament. Once established and popular, an image was reproduced ad infinitum, often aided by the exchange of moulds between manufacturers.
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