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.


  • 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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