The lamp just kind of hovers there, doesn't it?
If the lamp is on the ceiling then yes, I'm wrong. If the lamp is resting on the surface of the table then "on top of" is a good translation of super here, no?
super means above, this is not a lamp standing on the table (sur), this is a lamp hanging from the ceiling or attached to the ceiling.
That makes sense. I guess I'm subtly predisposed to think of a lamp as either a table or floor item and not a ceiling fixture. So when I see lampo my brain makes those leaps too quickly. Thank you for your help.