Ancient Roman Terra Sigillata North African Oil Lamp with Rooster

GBP 395.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman oil lamp displaying the characteristic red slip of North African terra sigillata. The vessel features a long canal nozzle and a rounded body. To the top, the discus is decorated with a large rooster, sided by two filling holes. The shoulders, acting as a decorative border for the scene, feature a neatly drawn geometric pattern comprising concentric circles and squares. A lug handle extends outwards to the rear of the lamp for holding. The reverse presents a short circular base, centred by two concentric grooves.

Date: Circa mid 5th – mid 6th century AD

Object Condition

Fine condition; minor chips to the base ring, some earthy encrustations on the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    W:6.7 x H:11.9 centimeters

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Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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