Lamp, oil, mould made, Eros or water carrier motif

Production date
30 BCE-295 CE
Country
Egypt
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Description
Oil lamp with Eros or water carrier motif.
Classification
CH classification ARCHAEOLOGY Cypriot
Production place
Measurements
H50mm x W78mm x D105mm
Media/Materials description
Pottery
Signature/Marks
Maker's mark on base of lamp, however this is difficult to discern.
History and use
The need to extend daylight hours has always been with us. Before the advent of electricity, allowing a space to be illuminated with the simple flick of a switch, light was achieved by the use of a candle or a lamp. Artificial lighting via candles and lamps was widespread through the ancient world. Lamps were utilised in private and public buildings, in temples and sanctuaries, in street lighting and in ceremonies.
Registration number
E40044

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