Ancient Egyptian Oil Lamps for Sale
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All my Egyptian artifacts were legally exported from Egypt prior to the 1970 UNESCO treaty, and subsequent international trade laws regarding antiquities. The items are from old American and European collections and auctions.


Ancient Egypt, Roman period, c. 3rd-4th century AD.
Nice clay "frog lamp" oil lamp. Decorated with a stylized palm motif, maker's mark on base. Big and chunky. Intact with one area of loss on the bottom outside rim. Excellent deep-cut detail overall. 72x80 mm (2 3/4" x 3 1/8". ex-New Jersey private collection. #A141751: $350

Ancient Egypt, 1st - 2nd century AD.
Classic "Frog-Lamp" used by early Christians. A stunning example with nice incised decorations! Old museum tag on base. Measures 80x75 mm with classic yellow Nile-mud coloration! Intact. The frogs were sacred to the Egyptians as they signaled the coming floods that allowed their crops to prosper. #8609: $199


Ancient Egypt, Roman period, c. 4th century AD.
Nice ceramic "frog lamp" oil lamp. Decorated with a stylized palm motif, ladder-like design over spout, maker's mark on base. Intact with light earthen deposits. 80 mm (3 1/2") long. ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. #AE2287: $199

Ancient Egypt, Roman period, c. 4th century AD.
Nice ceramic "frog lamp" oil lamp. Decorated with a radiate design around the central fill-hole, maker's mark on base. Intact with light earthen deposits, spout still charred from use in antiquity. 80 mm (3 1/2") long. Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970. #AH2044: $199

Ancient Egypt, 1st-6th C AD. Fantastic terracotta "frog" lamp. Gorgeous light blue-gray color, incredible relief and detail overall. 78 mm (3") long. Ex property from the collection of Joseph Klein (1899-1987), New York City. Mr. Klein sought out and acquired these souvenirs as part of his vast collecting interests. Said to have collected in the manner of an 18th century connoisseur, his overall collection showcased his diverse array of artifacts acquired over a period of 45 years and included the art of ancient China, Egypt, Persia, Greece and Rome. #AE2114: $425

Roman Egypt, c. 2nd - 3rd Century AD. Terracotta oil lamp. Narrow body with pointed handle and long nozzle with rounded spout. Shoulders and handle decorated with vertical ribs, an ovolo above and below the fill-hole, which is surrounded by an inward sloping rim. On the base, raised oval base. L: 3 3/8" (8.6 cm). Intact and quite nice. #AE2147: $199

Roman Egypt, c. 3rd - 4th Century AD. Nice orange-ware oil lamp. The shoulder decorated with radiating ridges around fill-hole with inward sloping rim, a rosette on spout, flat base set of by moulding. L: 3 1/4" (8.3 cm). Intact, light deposits. Lovely rosette. ex-J. Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. #AR2128x2: $225

Roman Egypt, c. 3rd - 4th Century AD. Roman Egyptian "Frog Lamp" with ovoid body and incised decoration, the bottom flattened with central depression. L: 3" (7.6 cm). Intact with deposits and signs of use in antiquity. #AE2102: $199


Choice Egyptian frog lamp, 3rd – 4th Century AD. Mouldmade, of lentoid shape with flattened base. Central filling hole with sloping walls, stylized frog design on shoulders, much in relief. L: 3 1/4" (8.5 cm). Cf. Karanis, 111-114, 118; Ex Midwest collection. Intact and a superb example of this popular and original lamp type of Roman Egypt. #AE2097: $399


Ancient Egypt. Classic Roman Egyptian 'frog' lamp, c. 4th - 5th Century AD, with stylized frog device on top around fill-hole. The body is lentoid shaped with short nozzle and rounded spout. On base, maker's mark, a stylized incised "A". Intact. 3 1/4" (8.3 cm). Ex Los Angeles private collection. Fantastic lamp! Terrible photo. #AE2146: $325

Roman Egypt, , c. 3rd-4th Century AD. Excellent terracotta 'frog' lamp with frog holding head or mask, the body lentoid with sharp carination, the spout long with splayed nozzle, maker's mark within raised circular base. The back is nicely decorated with a frog whose front legs stretch to either side of the fill-hole and grasp a head of mask, palmette before mask, stippled ground around frog's body. L: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Intact and nice! Ex-Royal Athena Galleries, New York; Ex John J. Slocum collection. #AE2007: $575

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