Roman Oil Lamp with Peacock and Pomegranates


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Object Description

An Ancient Roman red terracotta oil lamp, featuring a volute canal nozzle and a concave discus with one filling hole. The discus is finely decorated with the moulded high-relief depiction of a peacock standing with bent legs on a pomegranates branch. Peacocks were a popular decorative motif in Ancient Roman repertoire, usually found on mosaics and wall frescos. Peacocks were believed symbol of eternity and renewal and they were also kept as domestic animals by the wealthy Romans.

Period: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

Object Condition

Fine, complete and intact. The item is mounted on a custom made stand, ideal for display.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

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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