Oil lamp

Description
This lamp was described by its collector as ‘Roman, probably of the 2nd century A.C. (sic). Large nozzle slightly heart-shaped. Length 5 in. Relief: Nereid riding hippocampus, 1. Fine stye. On bottom, illegible stamp in cartouche. (Stevens’s, 1929)’. It belonged to Lieutenant Colonel Montague who collected over 800 classical archaeological objects, which he bequeathed to the museum on his death. Although the oil lamp is Roman it shows a typically Greek mythical scene of a ‘nereid’ riding a dolphin.
Accession Loan No.
5/1946/44
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Common Name
oil lamp
Simple Name
lamp
Full Name
lamp depicting nereid riding hippocampus
Dimensions
length 125 mm; W 90 mm; TH 60 mm
Cultural Group
Roman
Period Classification
Roman Imperial - 31 BC-476 AD
Production Year Low
100
Production Year High
199
Family Group

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

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