Oil lamp

This lamp was described by its collector as ‘Greek Delphiniform, probably of the 3rd. century B.C. Light brown with red glaze; longish spreading nozzle with square end, annular handle with two grooves; band of contiguous globules around discus with central filling-hole, and another band of globules partly around the bottom. 4.8 in. by 2.9 in. Variety of Form 51. From excavations at Rome.’ 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
Cultural Group
Period Classification
Hellenistic - 336-146 BC
Family Group

Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD
Collection Town
Collection Country
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent

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