George Fuller Collection


George Fuller Collection


Antiquities submitted by George Fuller to the Department of Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies at UBC as a gift for the department.

Initial assessments of the artifacts were conducted by Drs. Hector Williams, Roger Wilson, and Lisa Cooper.

All artifact photographs were taken by Jessica Matteazzi.


George Fuller
University of British Columbia Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies Department

Collection Items

Roman North African Lamp (2)
Roman lamps are a type of closed lamp, typically topped with concave disk. Derived from Hellenistic prototypes, these Roman closed lamps offer a number of advantages over open ones. They allow a better containment of oil, and have a more efficient…

Herodian Terracotta Lamp
Herodian lamps first appeared at the very end of the 1st century BCE. These types of lamps, typically found in Judea and Jerusalem, are known for the simplicity of their design, as well as their splayed nozzle. The nozzle has often been thought of as…

Modern Lamp
Lamp composed of very heavy grey baked clay. Its thick fabric and small perforation at the spout make it non-functional, and Hector Williams has determined that it is a fake. It has an African-like face between the hole in the centre and the spout,…

Carthaginian Lamp
Lamp dates from 700-500 BCE and appears to be from Carthage. It is a flat open lamp, pinched in two places to form two spouts with no evidence of burning.

Roman North African Lamp (1)
Roman lamps, derived from Hellenistic prototypes, are closed lamps which were typically topped with a concave disk. On one end lies the handle, and the other side features a spout, with an open mouth, where the wick sits. These types of lamps allow…

Medieval Lamp
Lamp with a green-turquoise glaze, Medieval in date from either North Africa or Palestine. It is a small open lamp with a pinched spout that has evidence of burning and a long horizontal handle that is partially preserved.

Hellenistic Jug
Jug from Hellenistic North Africa in a Greek shape with Greek style decoration of red-brown horizontal bands on the body, rim, and handle. The jug has a strap handle between the rim and shoulder, and a cardboard tag labled “Cimetière de l’Areg Ez…

Roman Vaulting Tube (tubi fittili)
Vaulting tubes (tubi fittili) are hollow terracotta tubes which were employed in Roman architecture to construct the framework of a vault, an arched structure which formed the ceiling of a room. Vaulting tubes were used primarily between the 2nd and…

Hellenistic Amphora Stopper
Amphora jar stopper, probably Hellenistic and dated to the 3rd century BC. It is circular baked clay with a string-cut slightly footed base. It is wheel-made and a pale cream-buff, pinky-buff colour.

Late Hellenistic/Roman Unguentaria
Unguentaria from either Palestine or North Africa that is pinky-red in colour with red-painted bands on the shoulder. The groves from its wheel-throwing are visible, and it dates to either the Late Hellenistic or Roman period.
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