Measurements: 12.1 cm – length (with spout), 9.6 cm - width


Description: An interesting and rare Attic Greek wheel-made pottery lamp in orange clay with a central, conical tube with a slightly everted rim – convenient to be used as a finger hole. The body of the lamp has a concave rim turned inwards and a rounded short nozzle with a large wick hole. The lamp is decorated with concentric circles in red slip. Olive oil in the hollow interior fuelled a wick set into the projecting nozzle. The lamp is approximately Howland Type 19A.


Reference: The Metropolitan Museum

The British Museum


Provenance: German collection, early 19th century.


Period: 6th – 5th cent. BC


Condition: Very fine. Chipping to the inner rim and two hairline cracks to the bottom.

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