Agora Object: L 518
Inventory Number:   L 518
Section Number:   ΣΤ' 41
Title:   Lamp with Relief Decoration
Category:   Lamps
Description:   Large relief lamp: Heracles (?) with trident, sacrificing.
Mended from several pieces. A small piece of the top of nozzle missing.
Panelled rim, bordered by plain narrow bands; within, small running spiral in relief.
On discus, standing bearded male figure, nude save for chlamys over shoulders, holds trident in left hand, in right, phiale. Figure turned slightly left, towards small altar with conical object upon it. Left, in front of altar, partly hidden by right leg of Heracles, a small lion, crouched for spring; right, a large knotted club. Filling hole in field, upper right; air hole in exergue.
Nozzle, straight sided.
Handle triple grooved, double pierced; at the base, a vine leaf.
On bottom, three concentric circles enclosing signature "ΠΡΕΙΜΟΥ".
Unglazed; surface worn and now rough; original texture, once as fine as that of L 519, now only perceptible round outer edge of rim.
Fine greenish-yellow clay; Corinthian.
Type XXVII of Corinth collection.
Cf. BMC Lamps, no. 1222: different type of Heracles, also signed by this maker.
Corinth IV, ii, pp. 97, 310.
Context:   From pocket of loose black earth, between modern cellar floor and bedrock, together with lamps L 519 nad L 520, and coin no. 1 of 8th. of April 1932.
Negatives:   Leica, 2-174, 87-31-13
PD Number:   PD 1375-4
Dimensions:   L. 0.164; W. 0.131; H. 0.036; D. (of discus) 0.081
Material:   Ceramic
Date:   11 April 1932
Section:   ΣΤ'
Grid:   ΣΤ':49/Ε
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   AgoraPicBk 9 (1963), cover.
    AJA 62 (1958), p. 377, pl. 93, fig. 33.
    Agora VII, no. 750, pp. 116-117, pl. 17.
Published Type:   BMC, no. 1222.
    Corinth IV, ii, pp. 97, 310.
References:   Publication: Agora VII
Publication: AgoraPicBk 9 (1963)
Publication Page: Agora 7, s. 220, p. 204
Publication Page: Agora 7, s. 229, p. 213
Drawing: PD 1375-4 (DA 11912)
Image: 2012.20.0341 (2-174)
Card: L 518
Card: L 518