Romano-Egyptian pottery oil lamp, 1st- 2nd century AD

$240.00 AUD

Roman pottery oil lamp in distinct red clay, moulded with a dot & line pattern, with extended flared nozzle.
Romano-Egyptian, 1st- 2nd century AD.

7.5cm
worn condition

The unusual small size would suggest this was not for use, but a libation offering piece for an altar, much as candles are lit in modern churches. The distinct clay indicates it is from Egypt.

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