Roman Oil Lamp
An ancient Roman mold-made oil lamp with a looped handle and slightly flared nozzle.
Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
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.