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Roman Lamp

Period:
Roman Period
Description:
Roman clay lamps like this one have handles, holes for filling and a nozzle for the wick to come out of.  They would have most often burned olive oil.  This one dates from the 1st to the 5th century A.D. and was found near the supposed site of Cleopatra's Needle in Alexandria, Egypt.  Lamps like these have been found only rarely in Scotland.
Place of Production:
Mediterranean
Source:
The Dick Institute
Accession number:
N/A
Digital Number:
EAAH016n
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council