Pottery oil lamp

Roman Britain, 1st century AD
Found in London, but made in Italy

This mould-made lamp belongs to a type known as a volute-lamp (from the decorative volutes flanking the nozzle). The scene on the discus (the circular decorated area) shows a satyr pounding or grinding something in a large mortar. The fabric and other characteristics of the lamp indicate that it was made in Italy.


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Length: 10.800 cm

Museum number

P&EE 1973 7-2 3



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