Roman Oil Lamp

 

Roman Oil Lamp

An ancient Roman pottery oil lamp, stamped with the potter's trade mark on the reverse: CAMINIA.

Ca. 1st century AD.
Length: 3 in. (8 cm).
Intact.

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. Q1217.

Formerly in the V. P. estate, Linz, Austria, acquired in the 1970's.

Inv#: 6491

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