A ROMAN TERRACOTTA DISCUS OIL LAMP
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Roman: stock #1330109
c. 2nd -3rd Century CE
This lamp was most likely produced in Israel during the Roman period in imitation of imported discus lamps. The discus itself is decorated with a human head, most likely that of a deity or other mythological figure. The shoulders are decorated with an ovolo band and the small, circular discus is flanked by two volutes. The entire lamp is finished with a red burnished slip.
Slight wear, otherwise in fine condition.
3.46 x 3.07 inches (8.8 x 7.8 cm)
From an American collection acquired in Israel. Ships from the United States.
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Noam Adler, â€śA Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collectionâ€ť, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).