OIL LAMP

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.

Discussion:

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

Find-spot:

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.

Dimensions:

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

Location:

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

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