Oil lamp

Description
This lamp was described by its collector as ‘Greek, probably of the 3rd. century B.C. Red glazed black on top. Lateral projections with double leaf on each; spreading nozzle running to a point; ridged annular handle; sunk discus with central filling-hole, in rectangular raised frame (very unusual), surrounded by contiguous globules. On bottom, incuse E : ∙ Length 5 in.’ It was collected by Lieutenant Colonel Montague whose collection of over 800 classical archaeological objects is an important resource in the museum collections.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/16
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
oil lamp
Simple Name
lamp
Full Name
oil lamp in the shape of a fish
Dimensions
whole W 130 mm; whole height 45 mm; whole depth 80 mm
Cultural Group
Greek
Period Classification
Hellenistic - 336-146 BC
Production Year Low
-299
Production Year High
-200
Family Group

Material
ceramic
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Continent
Europe

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