Miniature Ancient Greek Oil Lamp , Lucerna ad Olio

Regular price $395.00 Sale

Here you find a little gem of antiquity. A miniature ancient Greek oil lamp from circa the 2nd century B.C. Made of gray clay and was most likely a votive. It has a lovely head applique adorning the front (perhaps the image of Silenus or a theater mask).The lug style handles are characteristic of Hellenistic oil lamps. In good condition said for missing handle. Measures 2 inches in length.

See: Collecting Ancient Lamps P.M.S Jones (2002) for a similar example