Globular bodied lamp

Globular bodied lamp

Typology: Dressel 30

Class and production: lamps

Cultural context: Roman period

Date: second half of the 3rd / early 5th century A.D.


Mouldmade lamp. It has a globular body, a short rounded nozzle, a large wick-hole and a pierced handle placed at the rear. The shoulder is decorated with two rows of closely-spaced raised points. The lamp is very close to some typologies of lamps of Roman republican and imperial age. The type originated in Rome and central Italy from the second half of the third century A.D.

Materials and techniques: fired clay /mouldmade

Dimensions: height 5 cm, lenght 10 cm, width 6.6 cm

Provenance: Mantova Benavides Collection, Padua; Vallisneri Collection, Padua

University of Padua, Museum of Archaeological Sciences and Art

Cat. Number: MB125


  • Menegazzi Alessandra, 137b.Lucerna tipo kugelformige Lampen, in Un Museo di Antichità nella Padova del Cinquecento. La raccolta di Marco Mantova Benavides all'Università di Padova, a cura di Irene Favaretto, Alessandra Menegazzi, Roma, Giorgio Bretschneider, 2013, p. 152.