Oil lamp in the form of a bearded male head - ROM2018_16917_81

ROM2018_16917_81

Oil lamp in the form of a bearded male head

Medium:Mould-made earthenware
Geography: Made near Bubastis, Egypt; findspot unknown
Date: late 1st century BC - 1st century AD
Period: Late Hellenistic or Roman period
Dimensions:
4.0 × 3.7 × 9.5 cm
Object number: 910.192.4
On view
Gallery Location:Gallery of Greece
DescriptionThis lamp is made of 'Bubastis ware' (dark grey clay with some mica specks) from the eastern Nile delta region. It is modelled in the form of a bearded man with wrinkled skin and a wreath on his hair, perhaps representing Silenus. THe handle at the back of the head is broken. 
Collection:
Roman World
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