Roman Oil Lamp


Roman Oil Lamp

An ancient Roman pottery oil lamp with an image of two figures in the center discus, the reverse with a potter's stamp reading in Greek, "oeodwrou"

Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
Length: 3 1/4 in. (8 cm).

A full lamp of this type would burn for two or three hours.

Formerly in a New Jersey private collection.

Inv#: 5963


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