Athenian Oil Lamp

 

Athenian Oil Lamp

An ancient Greek terracotta oil lamp with an elongated nozzle, incised band around the center, a pinched 'ear,' and an alpha on the side.

Athens.
Ca. 3rd - 2nd century BC.
Length: 3 in. (7.6 cm).

A full lamp of this type would burn for two or three hours.

cf.: Lamps from the Athenian Agora, (Princeton, 1963), nos. 86-88.

Formerly in a New Jersey private collection.

Inv#: 5943

$450

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