Lamps from the Athenian Agora
At night, the darkness of the ancient Agora would have been pierced by the lights of oil lamps, and thousands of fragments of these distinctive objects have been found. This booklet presents the development of different styles of lamps and includes a very useful identification guide. The author discusses the manufacture of lamps in Athens, a major industry with over 50 known workshops in the 3rd and 4th centuries A.D. She also provides illustrations of particularly fine examples, including ornate festival lamps with many nozzles and bizarre shapes.
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1st century A.D. 3rd and 4th 3rd century A.D. L. 5th century A.D. 6th century lamp 7th century B.C. Achilles Acropolis Aegean Agasikrates AGORA PICTURE BOOKS Ambrosia American School Ancient Antikleides antiquity of Athens archetype Areopagus Arkesilas Artemis Athena Promachos ATHENIAN AGORA PICTURE Attic lamp Attic wheelmade B.C. º º Bronze Lamp century A.D. LAMP century lion Christian Classical Studies clay lamp cult Dionysios earliest known early 7th century Elpidephoros Excavations FIFTH CENTURIES A.D. filling hole Fragment Handle guard handmade lamps head Hellenistic Hephaistos Hymettos IMPORTED LAMPS inscribed inscription Isis LAMP DEVELOPMENT lampmakers Late 5th Lykourgos lyre Meriden mice Mid-4th century monogram mouldmade moulds to lamps Mycenaean nozzle º º º owner's name Perlzweig Philodemos Plain lamp Poseidon Praxias Princeton red-figured Roman Period School of Classical scratched SECOND CENTURY A.D. Serapis ſº Socrates statue of Athena Stoa of Attalos stood Studies at Athens Travlos tube tury Wine Jugs Zeus