Herodian Style Oil Lamp

GBP 110.00

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Object Description

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

Object History

Formerly in the Ibrahim Kara’in collection, Jerusalem, 1987.

Object Condition

Very fine, minor lime deposits.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:9 x H:2.5 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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