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Egyptian Oil Lamps - Roman Period
« on: March 09, 2022, 08:30:14 am »
Hello,

today I am allowed to present three ancient Egyptian oil lamps. Roman Period.

The first is absolutely similar to an objekt at the British Museum (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/X__2159) including the alpha marking on the base. It is dated to the (late) 2ndC BC - (late) 2ndC AD.  (Pic 1 and 2)
The second one is a very heavy example. I think it's from 1st C - 4th C AD. I also assess the third lamp in the same way.
What do you think, is someone else's opinion, I'm happy to be taught  ;D.


Thanks for any opinions

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Re: Egyptian Oil Lamps - Roman Period
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2022, 07:05:44 pm »
Lamp 1:
Egypt, Ptolemaic/Roman, 1st century BC - 2nd century AD. The Greek alpha mark on the base is extremely common on Egyptian lamps though its meaning is unclear.

Lamp 2:
Egypt, Byzantine/Islamic, 6th - 7th century AD. Cf. Hayes, 485.

Lamp 3:
Egypt, Roman, 2nd - 3rd century AD. Debased volutes to nozzle. Cf. Chrzanovski 2019, 74.

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Re: Egyptian Oil Lamps - Roman Period
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2022, 08:36:29 pm »
Nice lamps.

Thanks David for sharing you expertise.
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Re: Egyptian Oil Lamps - Roman Period
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2022, 09:12:22 am »
Thank you very much for your assessment  :)

 

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