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Lamp Moulds and Unusual Lamps

 

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Limestone Lamp Mould

 

Date: Roman Era

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

 

Greek Lamp Holder

 

Photographed at the Altes Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

This lamp holder enabled the owner to carry the lamp with him where he went.

 

 

'You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.' Matthew 5:14-16.

 

Bronze Lantern

 

Date: 1st century AD

Place: possibly Torre Annunziata [near Naples, Italy]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

For outdoor use. A small lamp was place inside and the flame was protected by draughts from horn sheets.

 

Lamp with Elephant's Heads and Human Figures

 

Date: 250 - 100 BC.

Place: Asia Minor (Turkey)

 

Photographed at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

 

 

 

Lamp with Female Head

 

Date: Late sixth century BC.

Place: Western Greek

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Range of Greek Rhodian Oil Lamps

 

Photographed at the M. C. Carlos Museum, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 

 

 

 

Bronze Oil Lamp with Cute Mouse

 

Date: 100 - 200 AD.

Place: Roman

 

Photographed at the Getty Villa, Pacific Palisades, California, USA.

 

 

 

Seven Spouted Terracotta Oil Lamp

 

Date: Unknown

Place: Israel

 

Photographed at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

 

 

 

Range of Oil Lamps

 

Date: Middle to second half of the 1st millennium BC.

Place: Babylon

 

Photographed at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

Bronze Lamps

 

Date: 1st – 2nd century AD

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

Bronze Lamp in the Form of a Theatre Mask

 

Date: 1st century AD

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

 

Lamp with Racing Chariot

 

Date: 1st century AD

Place: Unknown

 

Photographed at the Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany.

 

Made of Terracotta.

 

 

Multi-Spouted Lamp

 

Date: Late 3rd to 2nd century BC

Place: Knidos [Turkey]

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

Clay lamp made on a wheel

 

 

 

Boat-Shaped Lamp

 

Date: 50 – 120 AD

Place: Italy

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

 

 

 

Foot-shaped lamp

 

Date: 50 – 100 AD

Place: from Italy, found in Benghazi, Libya

 

Photographed at the British Museum, London, England. 

 

 

 

 

Range of Lamps

 

Date: varies, between 1 – 80 AD.

Place: Trier, Germany

 

Photographed at the Landesmuseum, Trier, Germany.