Description of Object:

Terracotta Oil lamp; the design on top is of one of the gods holding a sword. it is patterned underneath and on the spout and handle.


Could be filled with animal oil but probably vegetable (olive) oil. A woven wick was placed in the hole at the tip of the lamp to burn the oil.

Date of Object:

Probably 1st Century


Collector B L Vawdrey does not state where this object was found but a large proportion of objects similar to this were known to have been found in Kinderton, Middlewich where he was once resident at Kinderton Hall.


9cm long, 4.2cm high, 6.5cm width.


Held in a private collection belonging to Peter Moore-Dutton of Tushingham