Terracotta torch holder

A clay torch holder was found in the village close to the megaron temple. Round, with a ring bottom, and perforated with a decorative motif made using a number of holes arranged close together (figs. 1, 2, 3, 4).

The item, of a votive nature, was used due to the need to artificially illuminate the ceremonies that were held in the temple. The item, dated to the Final Bronze Age (10/9th centuries B.C.) is currently exhibited at the National Archaeological Museum in Nuoro.

Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4 - Terracotta torch holder (photo RAS Photographic Archive).


  • FADDA M.A., Il villaggio santuario di S'Arcu 'e Is Forros, Sardegna archeologica. Guide e itinerari , 48, Sassari 2012, p. 15, fig. 17.