This lamp was described by its collector as ‘Early Roman probably 3rd. or 2nd. century B.C. Length 3.9 in. Pear shaped with solid handle. Sunk centre with filling hole surrounded by a raised rim which is continued in volutes at base. Pink clay, unglazed. Similar pattern to Brit. Mus. Catalogue 490 which came from Naucratis.’. It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague whose collection of over 800 classical archaeological objects is an important resource in the museum collections.