The discus with two columns with gable and arch, topped by tendrils (?). The filling hole at center, below a triangular feature probably representing grapes. A row of ovules over wavy tendrils on the raised shoulder.
Round body and projecting nozzle with raised edge to the wick hole. A twofold band handle at rear, base undefined.
For closely related lamps cf. Q 3309-3310 in: D. M. Bailey. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. Vol. 3, Roman Provincial Lamps. London 1988.
Bailey points to an East Greek provenance of his items, indicating that they may be of Egyptian origin.
Late Roman, from Egypt, 6th century AD
L. 11 cm (4.3 in)
W. 7.7 cm (3 in)
Intact, fine condition.
Schuler Auktionen, Zurich (Switzerland), June 2010 sale.
The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.