A finely modelled Hellenistic terracotta oil lamp, featuring a decorated body with an elongated, rounded nozzle. The discuss consist in a wide filling hole. Traces of earthly encrustations to the surface. Foliage decoration in high relief surrounds the discuss and body. Some damage to nozzle.
Oil lamps were widespread in Antiquity across all the Mediterranean and were used as everyday items but were also placed in graves. This type of lamp was common in Asia Minor.
Measurements: 9.7cm length, 5.5cm width
Provenance: Ex SM collection London, 1970s-2000s.
- Ancient Greek, Hellenistic
- Oil Lamp
- Century/ Timeframe
- Circa 1st century BC - 1st century AD
- Damage, See Photo