Lamp Moulds


Moulds for lamps were developed in Greece and Egypt during the third century BC. One hundred years later, they surpassed the potter’s wheel in popularity and by Roman times, were regularly used for mass production. Mould-making quickly spread across the Mediterranean, continued in use well into the seventh and eighth centuries AD. As many identical vessels and decorations that were produced by different centres have been discovered, manufacturers were in the habit of sharing their moulds or making impressions off other imported wares. 

Plaster Moulds for

ARS Lamps

Salakta Museum, Tunisia