Oil lamp

UnknownHellenistic Period, 2nd - 1st centuries BCE

Rezan Has Museum

Rezan Has Museum

According the results obtained from the archaeological studies, the illumination instruments were used around the Mediterranean nasin, in Syria, Palestine, Cyprus, Greece and Anatolia as earşy as the 2nd millennium BCE These were small terracotta bowls which held the oil and the wick within. During the Hellenistic and Roman Period serial production of lamps were made possible by using the potter's wheel and molding. On these lamps there were the depictions of historical characters, scenes from daily life, erotic, mythological, and hunting scenes and also animal figures and floral compositions were made all in relief form. This terracotta oil lamp has an elongated nose and a round diskus with a floral design. Two small ears shaped as spools.

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  • Title: Oil lamp
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Hellenistic Period, 2nd - 1st centuries BCE
  • Location: Museum