Oil lamp

The central hole in this oil lamp shows it was designed to be attached to a stand, and it has holes for twelve wicks. Its shape suggests it was made in Greece but unfortunately no records survive to record where it was found. 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
twelve-wick oil lamp
whole height 20 mm; whole diameter 115 mm
Cultural Group
Period Classification
Classical - 500-336 BC
Family Group

pottery; terracotta
Collector / Excavator
Montague, LAD, Lieutenant Colonel
Collection Town
Collection Country
Collection Area Region
Southern Europe
Collection Continent

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