A ROMAN TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
Please refer to our stock # L.182 when inquiring.
c. 2nd-3rd Century CE
Composed of a round body with a small nozzle on a ring base. An ovolo band decorates the shoulders with a linear band on the edge of the discus. The discus was broken before use in antiquity for reasons of religious purity so the discus decoration, if any, can not be ascertained. Finished with a red slip.
In very good and original condition with natural patina present.
8.5 x 7 cm (3.34 x 2.75 inches)
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).
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