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