Inv. Scu 968
This hexagonal shaft was probably part of a candelabra. The socket on the top most likely served as a support for oil lamps.
The shaft rests on a low plinth supported by a moulded base. The surface of the shaft is richly decorated; a pod-shaped pattern adorns both sides of the shaft almost half way up the candelabra, framing alternating images of reeds and thyrsus wands.
This item, dated to the first century AD, was found on the Esquiline hill.
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