This is a small, thumb-sized figure of a stags head. The carving is naturalistic although the neck is elongated and curved to form a handle by which the object can be grasped. A thumb rest has also been added which protrudes from the back of the neck. A horizontal groove is found at the end of the handle where it may have formerly been attached to the lamp. Incised lines delineate the eyes, nostrils, ears and mouth. The object is made of silver-gilt. The head and antlers are of a gold colour which appears in patches. The rest of the figure is a dull silver colour. Some discoloration has occurred, especially around the neck area where brown marks can be found.
Relational references:Walters, H. B., 1914, Catalogue of Greek and Roman Lamps in the British Museum. London.
|Type of object:||Handle|
|Type category:||Implements and utensils|
|Date range:||0-199 CE|
|Current accession number:||UEA 373|
|Former accession number:||-|
|Record date:||Mon, 7th Jan 2002|
|Copyright:||Copyright© by the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, UEA, Norwich, 2002. All Rights reserved|