Ancient Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp with Figure Leaning on a Herm

GBP 550.00

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman terracotta oil lamp, comprising of a concave discus framed by three concentric circles. The nozzle is wide and angular, flanked by two volutes. Within the discus is a low-relief image of a male figure, reaching behind him for a bowl with his right hand whilst supporting himself with his left hand, on a herm pillar. The figure seems to be wearing a short, textured garment with a plain waistband. There is a filling hole to the right of the pillar. On the reverse of the lamp is the makers mark framed by a single circle.

The characteristics of this oil lamp align most with the ‘Loeschcke Type I B – Bailey Type A, Group iii’.

Date: Circa 1st – 2nd Century AD

Object History

Acquired on the European art market 1980’s. English private collection.

Object Condition

Excellent Condition.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:7.7 x H:2.7 x D:10.6 centimeters

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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
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