Ancient Roman Oil Lamp with Crescent-Shaped Knobs


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Object Description

A fine Ancient Roman terracotta oil lamp featuring an unadorned concave discus. The discus features the small – non-centred – filling-hole surrounded by two concentric circles. Two crescent-shaped knobs “ears” are featured on each side. The lamp’s nozzle is triangle-shaped and angular-tipped. The reverse features one concentric circle, creating a simple base ring. This lamp belongs to the Loeschcke type I variant, which is characterised by a shallow V-shaped channel between the discus and nozzle, narrow shoulder that slightly slopes inward with closely set concentric circles.

Date: Circa 1st Century BC – 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, wearing consistence with aging.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:8.15 x x D:9.5 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

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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