Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp with Mercury

GBP 695.00

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Object Description

Roman terracotta oil lamp with a pierced handle and long, rounded volute nozzle. The lamp features straight shoulders with two concentric circles surrounding the concave discus. In this discus is the moulded head of Mercury facing forwards with a winged helmet. To his left is the caduceus with two snakes wrapped around and to the right is a money bag. An un-pierced air hole appears at the top of the nozzle. This lamp can be categorised as Bailey group C group iv. The base is marked by a single, circular groove.

Date: Circa AD 70-200

Object Literature

Ex S.M. London collection, 1970-2000s by descent.

Object Condition

Fine, with signs of ageing to the surface.

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    W:7.6 x x D:12.8 centimeters

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By appointment only.

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+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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