Oil lamp

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.
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
oil lamp
Simple Name
Full Name
oil lamp in the shape of a fish
whole W 130 mm; whole height 45 mm; whole depth 80 mm
Cultural Group
Period Classification
Hellenistic - 336-146 BC
Production Year Low
Production Year High
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Continent

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