3.63 in. long 2.75 in. wide (9.2 cm long 7 cm wide)
Gift of Miriam Schaar Schloessinger, 1961
Not on view
The shallow open lamps previously used in the Middle East were replaced by deeper pinched bowls, imported from Greece in Hellenistic times. However, the low-relief decoration and green or honey-colored glazes are characteristic of the Roman pottery tradition. These lamps burned olive oil through a fiber wick.
Miriam Schaar Schloessinger, New York (until 1961; gifted to MMA)