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Mid-Imperial Oil Lamp with Palm Leaves

Mid-Imperial Oil Lamp with Palm Leaves

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A beautifully mould-made roman oil lamp from the Mid-Imperial timeline. The nozzle is U-shaped, which was very common for oil lamps from 150 a.d. - 400 a.d

This lamp is a great example of a Bussière form D II 1, also known as a Loeschcke type VIII. The two rings made around the discus/motive, the two lines going up the handle of the lamp, as well as the u-shaped nozzle makes it a very typical example of the L. type VIII.

The motive on the discus are four plam leaves. A symbol which had great value in ancient roman times.

A maker's mark has been stamped on the reverse.

Provenance: Ex. deceased estate in Frederiksberg, Copenhagen.

Culture & Year: Roman Mid-Imperial, approx. 150 - 250 a.d.

Literature Reference: Kelsall, P. (2018). Lighting the Ancient World.
Lightfoot, C. S. (2021). The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Terracotta Oil Lamps.

Condition: Very fine condition.

Height: 4.3 cm
Length: 11 cm
Width: 7.5 cm

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