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lamp, oil

Object / Artefact › Archaeology
  • Description
    lamp. oil. The object is an oil lamp with a circular oil chamber. There are two centrally placed filling holes in the discus. The discus is concave and extends out to the nozzle. The wick hole is very large and there is a handle at the end opposite. The handle is vertical and un-pierced. The discus has coptic designs and there is raised shoulder 'bumps' resembling small portraits in profile possibly the twelve apostles. The fabric is buff with a dark slip.
  • Other Number
    34842, 1956.189.2
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lamp, oil, 1956.189.2, 34842, Photographed by Richard Ng, digital, 24 Jul 2018, © Auckland Museum CC BY
lamp, oil, 1956.189.2, 34842, Photographed by Richard Ng,… … Read more


  • Credit
    Collection of Auckland Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, 1956.189.2, 34842
  • Consists of
    0 - Whole › ceramic
  • Dimensions
    • 0 - Whole width : 67mm
    • 0 - Whole diameter : 16mm
      (wick hole)
    • 0 - Whole depth : 45mm
    • 0 - Whole length : 118mm
    • 0 - Whole diameter : 7mm
      (filling holes (x2))
  • Classification
    Chenhall Nomenclature (Nomenclature)
    › 02 Furnishings (Category)
    › Lighting Equipment (Classification)
    › Lighting Devices (Sub-classification)
    › Lamp (Primary Term)
    › Lamp, Oil (Secondary Term)
  • Record created
    21 January 1999

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