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Antiquities => Oil Lamps => Topic started by: Yves D on September 10, 2018, 07:14:54 am



Title: I received this roman oil lamp but no info from its provenance
Post by: Yves D on September 10, 2018, 07:14:54 am
Hi all,
A friend who's father had to go to a home cleaned the house and gave me this oil lamp. I'm sure its an original but would like to know more as to which era and location it came from. I see some faces on the surface. haven't tried to clean it of course.
Anyone can help me on which area of the roman world I have to look?
Thanks!


Title: Re: I received this roman oil lamp but no info from its provenance
Post by: Yves D on September 14, 2018, 07:10:38 am
I think this is the one from 2nd Centrury AD :)

Source: https://archive.org/stream/catalogueofgreek00brit#page/166


Title: Re: I received this roman oil lamp but no info from its provenance
Post by: Yves D on September 14, 2018, 07:36:04 am
and found a second source: http://www.ancientresource.com/lots/roman/roman-oil-lamps.html

Ancient Roman, Asia Minor, 2nd Century AD. Neat Roman terracotta lamp depicting 3 theater masks. With ridge around the discus and continuing as a channel on the rounded spout, pellets around the shoulder and ring handle; the bottom flattened. Light deposits and a nice type! 3 1/2 x 2 1/2 in (8.7 x 6.4 cm). Cf. Bussiere/Rivel, La Collection Rivel (BAR 2012), p. 180, no. 195 for the type; Ex collection of John Hibner acquired in Turkey during military service in the 1960's. #AR2995: $299


Title: Re: I received this roman oil lamp but no info from its provenance
Post by: cmcdon0923 on September 14, 2018, 08:19:02 am
Excellent detective work Yves !!

I wasn't aware of the British Museum work, and have now downloaded it.



Craig