Oil lamp in form of a bull’s head

Description
This lamp was described by its collector as ‘Romano-Egyptian, probably of 2nd century A.C. [sic]. Length 3 in. Fine fabric, glazed black. In form of Bull’s head (the bull Apis?); cresent-shaped handle rising between the horns; hole for suspension through under part of handle. Found at Alexandria. Bought for 5/- from F.P.D. Boucher Esq., January 1936. Very interesting specimen.’ It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/125
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
oil lamp in form of a bull’s head
Simple Name
lamp
Full Name
oil lamp in form of bull’s head
Cultural Group
Romano-Egyptian
Period Classification
Roman Period - 30 BC-AD 384
Family Group

Material
ceramic; black glazed
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD
Collection Site Name
Alexandria
Collection Town
Alexandria
Collection Country
Egypt
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Collection Continent
Africa

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