Roman Oil Lamp
An ancient Roman pottery oil lamp.
Ca. mid-1st century AD.
A full lamp of this type would burn for two or three hours.
cf.: D. M. Bailey, A Catalogue of Lamps in the British Museum, Vol. II, Roman Lamps Made in Italy, (London, 1980), no. Q1092.
Formerly in the V. P. estate, Linz, Austria, acquired in the 1970's.