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A Roman oil lamp

Clay covered with black glaze

Height: 4.5cm
Diameter: 7.5cm, maximum

Museum number: HR23

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 486help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

An oil lamp in the shape of a circular, half oval body with spout and central hole; the handle, a stump of which remains, was to one side on the upper surface, opposite the spout. The central hole has a channel leading into the body but continues vertically through the centre, indicating that such lamps were intended to be mounted on stands with a projecting fastening. This lamp is Italo-Hellenistic work.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Unrecorded.


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