Syro-Palestinian Terracotta Oil Lamp

GBP 225.00

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Object Description

A Syro-Palestinian terracotta oil lamp featuring a shallow body and a small central filling-hole. To the top, a raised ring frames the slightly concave and undecorated discus, separating it from the large sloping shoulders. Traces of a simple ornamentation are still visible on them, comprising two dolphins separated by a rosette. The broad triangular nozzle features a flat top with bevelled sides, ending in two small volutes close to the discus ring. To the reverse, three circular grooves create an imitation base-ring.

Date: 1st century BC – 4th century AD

Object History

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

Object Condition

Good condition, a minor chip to the nozzle.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:8.6 x centimeters
  • diameter
    6.2 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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