Roman Oil Lamp: Squids
An ancient Roman large pottery oil lamp with an image of two squids in the center discus.
Ca. 50-100 AD.
A full lamp of this type would burn for two or three hours.
cf.: D. M. Bailey, A Catalogue of Lamps in the British Museum, Vol. III, Roman Provincial Lamps, (London, 1980), no. Q2439.
Formerly in a New Jersey private collection.