Oil lamp

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Oil lamp

Material Information

Oil lamp
Physical Description:
1 lamp : clay ; 5.2 x 9.4 x 7.6 cm
Physical Location:
Box 10, Item 050


Subjects / Keywords:
Lamps, Roman ( lcsh )
3D model -- Local
Oil lamps ( aat )


Teardrop-shaped lamp has a high conical handle rising from the upper surface of the lamp on the side opposite from the nozzle. The nozzle is formed at the point. The fill hole is surrounded by a double ridge that leads to the nozzle. The upper surface of the nozzle is broken away. Raised bars decorate the upper surface between the perimeter of the lamp and the outmost ridge around the fill hole. The design is sometimes referred to as bilanciolate. The base is an oval ridge. Black discoloration at the nozzle indicates use.
Yizhar Hirschfeld, Roman Baths of Hammat Gader, 1997.
Colt Archaeological Institute, Excavations at Nessana, 1962.
General Note:
Color: Dull orange with tan residue.
General Note:
Discovery Location: Eastern Mediterranean.
General Note:
Condition: Good. The nozzle is chipped.
Creation/Production Credits:
The 3D model of this object was created under the supervision of Dr. Davide Tanasi.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida
Rights Management:
The University of South Florida Libraries believes that the Item is in the Public Domain under the laws of the United States, but a determination was not made as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. The Item may not be in the Public Domain under the laws of other countries.
Resource Identifier:
R30-00050 ( USFLDC DOI )
r30.50 ( USFLDC Handle )

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