Roman Lamp Handle Ornament

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Illustration

Ibolya Horvath
by Trustees of the British Museum
published on 19 November 2019

Handle ornament broken from a terracotta lamp. It may commemorate Octavian's victory over Mark Antony and Cleopatra VII of Egypt at the Battle of Actium in 31 BCE. Possibly Italian, more probably Egyptian, fabric.

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Museum, T. o. t. B. (2019, November 19). Roman Lamp Handle Ornament. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11495/roman-lamp-handle-ornament/

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Museum, Trustees of the British. "Roman Lamp Handle Ornament." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 19, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11495/roman-lamp-handle-ornament/.

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Museum, Trustees of the British. "Roman Lamp Handle Ornament." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 19 Nov 2019. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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