A very fine example of a Roman, Herodian style terracotta oil lamp. This lamp bears elegant simplicity, having been produced using both a pottery wheel and hand-moulding. The body of the lamp is circular with a slightly rounded base and large central filling hole surrounded by a narrow discus. The nozzle was shaped by hand and subsequently attached to the body of the lamp, bearing the typical Herodian curved spatulate shape, achieved by knife-paring. The reverse also bears signs of knife-pairing used to create a smooth finish.
Date: Circa 1st Century AD