Roman Oil Lamp


Roman Oil Lamp

An ancient Roman mold-made oil lamp with a looped handle and slightly flared nozzle.

Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Length: 4 1/4 in. (11 cm).

Cf.: The Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, (Brussels) p.78 for examples from the Levant; for examples from Tunisia, The Phoenicians, (Milan, 1988), nos. 367-368; for wheel-made and pinched examples see R. Amiran, Ancient Pottery of the Holy Land , pl. 100, nos. 18-19.

Formerly in the collection of Dr. Wallace A. Russell. Purchased in Ürgüp, Turkey in June 1970.

Inv#: 6976


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