An ancient ptolemaic terracotta handmade oil lamp circa 1st Century BC. This amazing genuine ancient oil lamp is in amazing condition for it's age. The surface of the lamp does show some pitting, erosion and some cracks to the pottery which look gorgeous.They are to be expected for an original period piece and not a reproduction. The top of the lamp is decorated with a gorgon's head which both is terrifying and fascinating. On the base there is a makers mark B K embossed into the terracotta which make this piece very special and all the more rare. In pencil a museum number was written in antiquity. This stunning antique lamp just feels beautiful to hold! It measures 3 3/8" long by 2 1/4" wide by 1 7/8 tall approximately (85mm x 57mm x 47mm). This rare collectors item would make the perfect gift for anyone with a passion for ancient art, history and cultures. The item "MEDUSA Terracotta Ancient Oil Lamp Greek Ptolemaic Signed Ancient Rome Roman" is in sale since Thursday, December 15, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Other Antiques".
The seller is "jewelry_secrets" and is located in Sydney. This item can be shipped worldwide.