Oil-lamp with winged phallus, from Pompeii (Augustan age?) - Naples, Archaeological Museum
A ceramic oil lamp
This is to report that I've accomplished one of my New Year's resolutions: I made a ceramic oil lamp. Regular readers will know that I'm a little obsessed with lamps that burn cooking oil instead of kerosene.
ROMAN OIL LAMP, ca. 2nd century CE. The red ware lamp with the standing figures of Isis, Harpocrates and Anubis on the discus, maker's plantipedia on bottom. 3 x 5 x 6.1 inches. Of exceptionally large size and quality with sharply detailed figures. A rare scene perhaps indicating the lamp was used in a temple dedicated to Isis.