Agora Object: L 519
Inventory Number:   L 519
Section Number:   ΣΤ' 42
Title:   Lamp with Relief Decoration
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Λύχνος με ανάγλυφη παράσταση Λήδας και κύκνου 200 - 250 μ.Χ.
Category:   Lamps
Description:   Large relief lamp: Leda and the swan.
A little more than a quarter of the circumference of the rim preserved. Discus broken at upper left and lower right part. Most of the body and bottom of the lamp is missing. Fragmentary.
Panelled rim, bordered by plain narrow bands; within, running spiral pattern with rosette centers, in relief.
On discus, the figures completely preserved except for the right wing of the swan, its feet, and the left foot of Leda.
Nozzle, straight sided.
Handle triple grooved, double pierced. The back of the lamp, around and below the handle, decorated with three vine leaves (two preserved). Bottom decorated with two concentric circles enclosing an elaborate double rosette.
Fine yellow clay, with considerable mica. Corinthian (?).
Type XXVII of Corinth collection.
Cf. Breccia (1930), Terrecotte Figurate del Museo di Alessandria, no. 229, p. 151, pl. LII, 16: Composition identical, save that on this example Leda's left hand is ommited, perhaps to provide space for a filling hole (?). Alexandrian example slifghtly larger than this one, but of similar exquisite technique, and fine yellow clay.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Ρωμαϊκός λύχνος, τύπου XXVΙΙ, με ανάγλυφη παράσταση Λύδας και κύκνου. Λείπουν αρκετά θραύσματα από το σώμα του ευρήματος. Αποκατεστημένος με γύψο.
Context:   From pocket of loose black earth, between modern cellar floor and bedrock, together with lamps L 518 nad L 520, and coin no. 1 of 8th. of April 1932.
Negatives:   Leica, 2-173, 81-1, color slide
PD Number:   PD 975
Dimensions:   L. 0.175; W. (of rim) 0.028; H. 0.038; D. (of discus) 0.08
Material:   Ceramic
Date:   11 April 1932
Section:   ΣΤ'
Grid:   ΣΤ':49/Ε
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Guide (1976), p. 273, fig. 145.
    AgoraPicBk 9 (1963), fig. 36.
    Agora VII, no. 781, pp. 119-120, pl. 34.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:Breccia (1930), no. 229, p. 151, pl. LII, 16
References:   Publication: Agora VII
Publication: AgoraPicBk 9 (1963)
Publication Page: Agora 7, s. 220, p. 204
Publication Page: Agora 7, s. 229, p. 213
Images (6)
Card: L 519
Card: L 519