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Miniature Ancient Greek Oil Lamp :  Lucerna ad Olio

Miniature Ancient Greek Oil Lamp : Lucerna ad Olio

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Greek: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 753711

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Here you find a little gem of antiquity. A miniature ancient Greek oil lamp from circa the 2nd century B.C. Made of gray clay and was most likely a votive. It has a lovely head applique adorning the front (perhaps the image of Silenus or a theater mask).The lug style handles are characteristic of Hellenistic oil lamps. In good condition said for missing handle. Measure 2 inches in length.

See: Collecting Ancient Lamps P.M.S Jones (2002) for a similar example.