Greek wheel-made lamp with flat rim, the central socket with small opening for attachment, raised base, the interior coated with thin brownish-red slip, exterior and interior of nozzle coated with black slip. Top of rim decorated with two thin lines, red color merging to black.
cf: Eva Brann, "A Well of the Corinthian Period Found in Corinth," p. 372, #92, fig. 2, pl. 59 in Hesperia XXV. 1956.
See also: Howland type 12B in the Athenian Agora Vol. IV/Greek Lamps and their Survivals, Richard H. Howland, Princeton 1958, pp. 23-27, pls. 3, 31-32.
See also: D.M. Bailey, A Catalogue of Lamps in the British Museum Vol. I, 1975, pp. 304-306, #'s Q646, Q645, Q652, pls. 120-121
Condition: Expected minor loss to applied pigment in some areas that does not detract, some remaining surface deposits. Intact and in excellent condition overall, a very fine example.
Dimensions: Length 10.5 cm (4 1/2 inches), Height 2.6 cm (1 inch), Diameter 9 cm (3 1/2 inches)
Provenance: R. Korr private collection, Maryland acquired from the trade in the early 1970's.