Ancient Roman Oil Lamp with Kantharos : Lucerne Romane
Lovely mouldmade lapm made of red clay with red slip. Convex lower part, flat top and depressed disk with the image of a Kantharos and vine. Channel running between the disk and nozzle. There are circles interchanged with squares on the shoulder and a tongue style handle at rear. Only one fill hole present and in great condition. Measures 5.5 inches in length.
Reference: See Musee du Louvre, Lampes en terre cuite grecques Lampes en terre cuite chretiennes and also A. Enabli, Lampes Chretiennes Tunisie,