Roman Oil Lamp: Stag

 

Roman Oil Lamp: Stag

An ancient Roman pottery oil lamp with an image of a bounding stag in the center discus.

Ca. 90 -140 AD.
Length: 3 3/4 in. (9.4 cm).

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. Q1263. (Loeschcke Type VIII).

Formerly in the Toledo Museum of Art, accession no. 1908.29; purchased from Professor George N. Olcott, New York, (Olcott no. 29), in 1908.

Inv#: 6733

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