Oil lamp

This oil lamp was donated to the museum in the 1870s or 1880s and had formerly been in the collection of FWL Ross. It is recorded as being a Roman lamp found in Carthage, but more recent records suggest it may be a fake made for the Victorian tourist market.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
A517
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Foreign archaeology
Collection Area Region
North Africa
Material
pottery
Common Name
oil lamp
Simple Name
lamp
Period Classification
Roman Republican - 509-31 BC; Roman Imperial - 31 BC-476 AD

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oil lamp