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Decorated double nozzle Roman lamp

Unknown1st century B.C.

Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática

Museo Nacional de Arqueología Subacuática

Recovered from Cartagena town centre, this piece is lavishly decorated with the figures of Zeus-Jupiter and others connected with the world of dreams and the night. The handle is half moon shaped and the characters depicted on the disc have been identified as the brothers Hypnos and Thanatos, sons of Nyx, the night. This type of lamp is typical of a time period between Augustus and the Flavius emperors, reaching its height of popularity in the 1st century A.D.

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  • Title: Decorated double nozzle Roman lamp
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st century B.C.
  • Original Tittle: Lucerna romana de doble pico decorada
  • Type: Artefact
  • Rights: http://museoarqua.mcu.es/
  • External Link: CERES

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