Pine cone lamp

Graeco-Roman lamp in the form of a pine cone. This would have been filled with oil and a wick placed in the top and lit.
Tests have shown evidence of plant oil mixed with a small amount of conifer resin, which would have created a pleasing fragrance.
The Egyptians imported their conifer resins from Syria and Palestine from the cone-producing trees Cilician fir (Abies cilicica), Lebanese cedar (Cedrus libani) and Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis).
Alexandria, Egypt.
C 300 BC - 100 AD.
Pine Cone Lamp

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