Authentic Ancient Greek Oil Lamps For Sale
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Ancient Greece, c. 3rd century BC. Very large blackware ceramic oil lamp. With round body, disk base and long spout with flat top. Deep central oil reservoir with hollow inset channel to allow for a lamp stand in ancient times. L: 10 cm (4"). Light earthen deposits. Fascinating form! ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2110: $275
Ancient Greece. Hellenistic, c. 2nd century BC. Orange-buff terracotta oil lamp. With circular body with ridges around the fill-hole. Long spout with oval wick hole and small knob handle at side. Pear-shaped raised foot on base. 3 1/4". A few age cracks and light deposits. ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. A budget example! #272004: $150

Hellenistic Greece, c. 3rd - 2nd Century BC. Nice terracotta lamp. Double-convex design with sharp carination. Inward sloping rim surrounded by molding, small lug at one side, short conical nozzle with small round wick-hole. On base, Raised disk sloping inward, circle within. 3 1/8" (7.9 cm). intact, brown slipped. Ex Orange County, CA private collection. A beauty! #AG2040: $299

Hellenistic Greece, c. 2nd - 1st Century BC. Terracotta oil lamp with narrow body, the shoulders with vertical ribbing, a palm frond on the spout, raised oval disk base. 3 3/4" (9.5 cm). Nice lamp, spout charred from use in antiquity. Ex Orange County, CA private collection. #AH2016: $299

Hellenistic Greece, c. 1st century BC. Nice terracotta oil lamp. Round area around central fill-hole and elongated, flared spout. Indented line pattern around the body, 3 5/8” (9.3 cm) long. Some original earthen encrustation, spout still charred from use in ancient times! #4073: $225


Hellenistic Greece, 2nd-1st century BC. Large terracotta oil lamp, found in Jerusalem! An exquisite piece with radiating lines and stars surrounding central fill-hole. Expertly repaired from pieces. Wonderful golden-reddish coloration, an eye-catcher! 96 x 72 mm. #8592: $199


Hellenistic Greece, c. 2nd - 1st Century BC. Nice terracotta oil lamp. Round body and sharp carination, the shoulders decorated with ovules, the spout long with arrowhead nozzle; base with ring foot with internal rosette. 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Nice reddish tone. Intact. Ex Midwest collection. #A132412: $299

Ancient Greece, 2nd Century BC. Very nice Hellenistic orange-ware oil lamp. Wheelmade, the body round with grooves and ridges around the fill-hole, pierced lug on left side, long cylindrical nozzle with angled wick-hole, raised ring foot on base. L: 3" (7.6 cm). Intact. #AG2035: $225

Hellenistic Greece, c. 3rd - 2nd Century BC. Large terracotta lamp found in the Holy Land. Double-convex design with sharp carination. Inward sloping rim surrounded by molding, small lug at one side, short conical nozzle with small round wick-hole. On base, Raised disk sloping inward, circle within. 3 1/2" (88 mm). Intact, nice color, spout still shows charring from use in antiquity! Ex Israel private collection. #AH2022: $275

Ancient Greece, 2nd Century BC. Beautiful Hellenistic orange-ware oil lamp. The body round with grooves and ridges around the fill-hole, sall handle on side, long cylindrical nozzle with angled wick-hole, raised ring foot on base. Small repair to spout, otherwise intact with nice color, spout still charred from ancient use. 70 mm (2 3/4"). Ex Dr. Gilles collection, Germany, acquired prior to 1970. #AH2043: $225


Ancient Greek, c. 3rd - 2nd Century BC. Ceramic oil lamp with round body and small spout. 2 3/4" (7 cm). Nicely-preserved with good color. Light earthen deposits. ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2054: $199

Hellenistic Greece, c. 2nd Century BC. Mold-made terracotta oil lamp. Simple in form with rounded body and short spout. Possibly from a "candelabra" style multiple-lamp holder. 65 mm (2 1/2"). A budget example! Ex-J Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. #272106: $125

Ancient Greece, late 7th - early 6th Century BC. Great Greek ceramic oil lamp from Asia Minor. Wheel-made in deep orange-pink clay, the body with a large central tube rising higher than the level of the rim. Inward sloping walls with a grooved, everted rim. The body is turned underneath, the nozzle short and rounded with large wick-hole. 4 1/8" (10.5 cm). Intact, light deposits. Ex collection of Prof. P.M.S. Jones of England. #AG2037: $299 SOLD


Ancient Greece. Hellenistic, c. 2nd - 1st Century BC. Nice ceramic oil lamp. With a glossy dark brown slip, large central fill-hole and single lug handle at the side. L: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Intact and well-preserved. ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. #AG2062: $299

Ancient Greece. Hellenistic, c. 3rd-2nd century BC. Nice orange-ware terracotta oil lamp. The body circular with near strait side, disc around fill-hole with outer ridge. The spout is slender with oval wick-hole, base with raised disk. 3 3/4". Intact, light deposits and blackening from ancient use! Beautiful. #272006: $275


Hellenistic Greece, 2nd-1st century BC. Interesting HUGE terracotta oil lamp. Two-nozzle type with raised circular base and stump handle impressed with a palm design and with small hole. Around the fill hole are two concentric impressed groove surrounded by small circular designs. Handle repaired. Pinkish tan coloration. Measures 5" (12.7 cm). Ex-old Midwest collection. #m14172: $325

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Hellenistic Greece, 2nd-1st century BC. Small terracotta oil lamp, found in Jerusalem. Crude, basic design, this surely would have accompanied the "working man's" home in ancient times. 68 mm long. #8754: $95 SOLD

Hellenistic Greece, 2nd-1st century BC. Amazing large terracotta oil lamp. Nice raised rim with wide fill hole and flattened base, handle off to the right side. The nozzle is long and narrow and the body decorated with a series of parallel lines. Intact. Grey coloration. 5 1/4" (13.2 cm) long! Ex-old Midwest collection. #m1417288: $350 SOLD

Hellenistic Greece, c. 2nd Century BC. Fine black ware oil lamp. Mold made, with deeply carinated body short, splayed nozzle, tip rounded. Decorated with an incised wreath or fillet with ties around the fill-hole. Intact minus the end of the small handle. 55 mm (2 1/4"). Very nice. Ex-J Rilling collection, Orange County, CA. #272107: $225 SOLD


Hellenistic Greece, 3rd-2nd century BC. Terracotta oil lamp, found in Jerusalem! Interesting style with elongated spout and two raised stabilizing "grips" on either side. Measures 82 mm long. #8625: $175 SOLD

Hellenistic Greece, c. 2nd - 1st Century BC. Fine terracotta oil lamp. Rounded body with handle off to the side, the spout slender with round wick-hole; small shallow ring base. 4 1/4". Nice dark grey color. Intact. Ex Midwest coll. #A132411: $375 SOLD

Late Greek-Phoenician, Eastern Mediterranean, c. 4th - 5th Century. Nice redware oil lamp.T he body decorated with incised lines and the nozzle strait with rounded tip, bottom flattened with incised ring base. 3 1/8" (7.9 cm). Intact, nice example of the type. Ex Charles Ryan collection, early 20th Century. #A13247-0011x2: $225 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 4th century BC. Nice large Hellenistic ceramic oil lamp. With round body, disk base and long spout with flat top. Heavy earthen deposits, spout still charred from ancient use! L: 85 mm (3 1/4"). ex-J. Rilling private collection, Orange County, CA. Quite a nice example. #AG2025: $225 SOLD

Hellenistic Greece, 2nd-1st century BC. Terracotta oil lamp, found in Jerusalem! A beautiful example with radiating linear decorations from central fill-hole. 78 mm long, with original Holy Land earthen encrustation. #8666: $125 SOLD


Hellenistic Greece, c. 2nd Century BC. Excellent black ware oil lamp. Mold made, with deeply carinated body and long, splayed nozzle with grooves, tip rounded. On the left side is a pierced lug. A slightly raised rim surrounds the flat filling-hole area and a small circular ring base. Intact! 3 1/4" (8.4 cm) long. Ex old English collection. Gorgeous! #0211236: $375 SOLD

Ancient Greece, c. 2nd - 1st Century BC. Hellenistic black-ware oil lamp. Wheelmade, the rounded body with concave rim around fill-hole, pierced lug on the left side, long cylindrical nozzle with splayed, raised rim around the wick-hole, raised disk base on bottom. L: 4" (10.1 cm). Minor chipping to nozzle, light earthen deposits. #AG2034: $225 SOLD

Ancient Greece. Late Hellinistic orange-ware oil lamp, c. 2nd-1st century BC. Intact, spout still charred from use in antiquity! 70 mm (2 3/4") long. Old ink excavation or collection tag on base. Ex-Los Angeles collection, acquired 1970's. Nice! #A12031-3: $199 SOLD