Ancient Roman Herodian Style Oil Lamp

GBP 175.00

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Object Description

A delicate Ancient Roman Herodian terracotta oil lamp. It features a circular, wheel-made body with a large central filling-hole surrounded by a narrow flat discus separated by a well-defined ridge. The wide spatulated nozzle, with an incised horizontal line above, was shaped by hand and subsequently attached to the body of the lamp. Slightly rounded unmarked base with signs of knife-pairing used to create the smoother finish.

Date: Circa 1st Century AD

Object History

From a specialist collection of Roman oil lamps formed by Robertson Brockie (deceased), all acquired before 2008 from a central London ADA gallery; Southport Lancashire.

Object Condition

Very fine condition, slight wear due to age.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:6.3 x x D:8.4 centimeters

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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