A ROMAN TERRACOTTA DISCUS OIL LAMP
Please refer to our stock # WL.21 when inquiring.
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.
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).