Lamp (3/4 profile from above)


The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Discus Iconography: Desultor wearing a pointed hat and trousers with rolled waistband galloping to left, leading another horse on his right; he whips the horse's hindquarters with a stick in his left hand.

Description: Moldmade, from plaster mold. Shoulder: Loeschcke form III a. Filling-hole in lower discus. Voluted angular-tipped nozzle. Raised base-ring; within it on the lower part two short parallel lines in relief.


  • Title: Lamp (3/4 profile from above)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1st–4th century A.D.
  • Location Created: North Africa
  • Physical Dimensions: 2.7 × 7.5 × 10.3 cm (1 1/16 × 2 15/16 × 4 1/16 in.)
  • Type: Lamp
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Terracotta
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.AQ.377.18
  • Culture: Roman
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Villa Collection, Malibu, California
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Implements (Object Genre)

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