Tanasi, Davide; Kingsland, Kaitlyn; Hassam, Stephan; Amico, Frank
Teardrop-shaped lamp has a high conical handle rising from the upper surface of the lamp on the side opposite from the nozzle. The nozzle is formed at the point. The fill hole is surrounded by a double ridge that leads to the nozzle. The upper surface of the nozzle is broken away. Raised bars decorate the upper surface between the perimeter of the lamp and the outmost ridge around the fill hole. The design is sometimes referred to as bilanciolate. The base is an oval ridge. Black discoloration at the nozzle indicates use.
Ceramic Oil Lamp
1 lamp : clay
Lamps, Roman, 3D model
5.2 x 9.4 x 7.6 cm
6th-7th centuries CE
Eastern Mediterranean region
Physical Collection ID
Digital 3D model
University of South Florida. Library. Special Collections Department (LOC)
Farid Karam Lebanon Collections of Antiquities
citation/reference: Yizhar Hirschfeld, Roman Baths of Hammat Gader, 1997; Colt Archaeological Institute, Excavations at Nessana, 1962. Color: Dull orange with tan residue. Condition: Good. The nozzle is chipped. The 3D model of this object was created under the supervision of Dr. Davide Tanasi.
Farid Karam Collection of Graeco-Roman Antiquities
AF-P Nikon 18-55 mm 1:3.5-5.6G, Canon EOS 5DS
Digital Photogrammetry, Agisoft Photoscan Professional 1.4.4
University of South Florida. Department of History (LOC)
Unknown, "Oil lamp" (2022). Farid Karam M.D. Lebanon Antiquities Collection. 51.