Roman pottery oil lamp with volute nozzleR154
A moulded and slip painted pottery oil lamp with a volute nozzle and tondo decorated with a stylised flower pattern. The base is stamped wth an indistinct maker’s name.
Roman, mid to late 1st Century AD
10.8 x 7.6 cms
Intact, light surface accretions on tondo
Ex. collection: Sir William Whitfield (1920-2019), St Helen Hall, St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, UK; acquired in the UK during the 1940’s.
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