Jerash-Gerasa Style Terracotta Oil Lamp

GBP 400.00

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Object Description

This small Jerash-Gerasa terracotta oil lamp features a narrow discus terminating in an arched nozzle, flanked by emphasised and elongated concavities. To the opposite side, the item presents a small unperforated knob handle, a distinctive feature which allows to classify this lamp as part of the Jerash-Gerasa group and distinguish it from the similar ‘Darom’ type. A circle and dot design is moulded in relief on each side of the mouth. Below it, an amphora tops the large filling-hole bounded by two raised circular ridges. Two floral braids branch off the handle and decorate the lamp’s shoulders with grape bunches and leaves. Much attention has been paid to the bottom of the lamp as well. A flower centres the base, enclosed in a circular frame composed of three raised bands. Two further ridges spring from the shoulders and fade into the nozzle.

Date: 1st – 2nd Century AD

Object History

Ex major S.M., London, Collection 1970-2010.

Object Condition

Fine condition.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:9 x centimeters
  • diameter
    6 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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