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Bronze candelabra

Bronze candelabra

'Pernice II' candelabra. Candelabra made in three distinct pieces to regulate length. The base consists of three fan-shaped palmettes resting on bovine hooves with arcuate leaves in the upper part. The rod has a rectangular section with a second smaller sliding rod inserted within it to hold the calyciform support for the lamp. This rod was fixed at the desired height by means of a clamp placed by a small herm of Dionysius with nebris (fawn skin) and belt, from which hangs a small chain. The candelabra, which was often used in exedra and triclinia, represented an important element in Roman household furnishings. The references to the Dionysian world, as in our example, are obviously not random but directly evoke the world of magnificent banquets in which wine played a fundamental role.

Further information
Codici (Label is not translated)
  Ente_competente: Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici delle Province di Napoli e Caserta
  SGTI: erma di Dioniso
Localizzazione_geografico-amministrativa (Label is not translated)
  PVCS: Italia
  regione: CAMPANIA
  provincia: Napoli
  comune: Napoli
  LDCT: palazzo
  Name: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
  Indirizzo: Piazza Museo, 19 - 80135
  LDCM: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli
  Location: Not on display
Dati_patrimoniali (Label is not translated)
  Inventory number: 111228
  INVD: 1863 post
Dati_tecnici (Label is not translated)
  MISU: cm.
  Height: 87
  Width: 24
  Diameter: 10.5
Dati_analitici (Label is not translated)
  Inscriptions - text:

Condizione_giuridica_e_vincoli (Label is not translated)
  CDGG: proprietà Stato
Fonti_e_documenti_di_riferimento (Label is not translated)

Pernice 1925, p. 55, fig. 74; Spinazzola 1928, fig. 262; Pompeii AD 79 1978, II, n. 112a, p. 160; Pirzio Biroli Stefanelli 1990, n. 81, p. 276, figg. 187-188, p. 210; Collezioni Museo 1989, I.1, n. 62, pp. 180-181; Quante Pompei 1999, n. 223; Ancient Roman Civilization 2003, pp. 218-219.