Hydraulis Terracotta Lamp

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James Lloyd
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published on 24 February 2015
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A terracotta lamp in the shape of a hydraulis being played by an organist. On either side of the manuals are the air pumps which fed the water organ with a supply of air into order to produce the notes.
Roman, Porconsularis (modern Tunisia), late 2nd- early 3rd century CE.
British Museum, 1965.10-11.1

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James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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Lloyd, J. (2015, February 24). Hydraulis Terracotta Lamp. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/3676/

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Lloyd, James. "Hydraulis Terracotta Lamp." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 24, 2015. https://www.ancient.eu/image/3676/.

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Lloyd, James. "Hydraulis Terracotta Lamp." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 24 Feb 2015. Web. 21 Oct 2020.

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