Roman Stucco Lamp Mold


Roman Stucco Lamp Mold

An ancient Roman stucco mold for an oil lamp with an eight petal flower in the center and a herringbone pattern around the edge. Graffito on the exterior.

North Africa.
3rd - 4th century AD.
Length: 7 3/4 in. (19.5 cm).

cf.: J.W. Hayes, Ancient Lamps in the Royal Ontario Museum, I Greek and Roman Clay Lamps, (Toronto, 1980), p. 224, nos. 559-562.

Formerly in an American private collection.

Inv#: 5973


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