Ancient Greek, Hellenistic Terracotta Oil Lamp

Description
Ancient Greek, Hellenistic Terracotta Oil Lamp
Circa 1st century BC - 1st century AD

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.

Lot details
Culture
Ancient Greek, Hellenistic
Material
Terracotta
Object
Oil Lamp
Century/ Timeframe
Circa 1st century BC - 1st century AD
Condition
Damage, See Photo
Not registered yet?
By creating your free Catawiki account, you’ll be able to bid on any of our 50,000 special objects up for auction every week.
or Sign in