Two ancient lamps in Władysław Łęga Museum in Grudziądz

Wojciech Brillowski , Dorota Sakowicz


The Władysław Łęga Museum in Grudziądz, one of the oldest museums in Poland, has in its col-lection two ancient oil lamps that have not been published until now. Both lamps are of high quality and of unique form and decoration, even if demanding immediate conservation. An analysis of form and decoration allowed to establish with a high degree of probability the date and place of their manufacture, but some doubts remain about when and where they were acquired. Since the collection itself, as well as its inventories, suffered during the Second World War, the authors had to apply methods of "museum archaeology" to establish prove-nience of the lamps. Both donors have been identified, and time when the lamps found their way to the museum determined. The data provided by the formal analysis allowed to formulate a hypothesis concerning the provenience of the lamps, based on similar, and better recognized, specimens from other collections. The publication of the Grudziądz lamps not only contributes to the history of antiquarianism in Poland, but also provides important data about Roman lamp-making industry.
Author Wojciech Brillowski
Wojciech Brillowski ,,
, Dorota Sakowicz (FH)
Dorota Sakowicz,,
- Faculty of History
Journal seriesArcheologia (Poland), ISSN 0066-605X, (C 10 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.55
Keywords in EnglishAncient lamps, olive oil lamps, roman lamps, Władysław Łęga Museum in Grudziądz, Konstantin Florkowski, Xavery Froelich, Marian Hernik
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)10
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ScoreMinisterial score = 10.0, 28-01-2020, ArticleFromJournal
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Uwagi2015 [wyd. 2017]
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