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Pottery oil lamp from England

Foto: AMHMiddle Age

Hamburg Archaeological Museum

Hamburg Archaeological Museum
Hamburg, Germany

Only the massive foot of this simple pottery oil lamp made of shell-tempered ceramic is preserved. Such lamps did not occur on the continent. The one from Hamburg resembles similar lamps from South East England and presumably it was imported from there.

Details

  • Title: Pottery oil lamp from England
  • Creator: Foto: AMH
  • Date: Middle Age
  • Location: Hamburg-Altstadt, Schauenburgerstraße/Pelzerstraße
  • Provenance: Archäologisches Museum Hamburg Stadtmuseum Harburg|Helms-Museum
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Medium: Clay

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