A ROMAN TERRACOTTA DISCUS OIL LAMP

A ROMAN TERRACOTTA DISCUS OIL LAMP


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1330109

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c. 2nd -3rd Century CE

This lamp was most likely produced in Israel during the Roman period in imitation of imported discus lamps. The discus itself is decorated with a human head, most likely that of a deity or other mythological figure. The shoulders are decorated with an ovolo band and the small, circular discus is flanked by two volutes. The entire lamp is finished with a red burnished slip.

Slight wear, otherwise in fine condition.

3.46 x 3.07 inches (8.8 x 7.8 cm)

From an American collection acquired in Israel. Ships from the United States.

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Bibliography:

Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).