Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp with Rooster

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Object Description

An Ancient Roman bright red terracotta oil lamp, featuring a long canal nozzle, with flukes at each side, a concave discus with two filling holes, and a single moulded handle. The lamp’s discuss is decorated with the moulded depiction of a rooster, shown walking left, while a nicely rendered geometric pattern frames the scene. The lamp was produced in the Roman colonies of North Africa and can be classified as type Atlante XI B, Hayes II A.

Date: Circa 4th – 5th century AD

Object History

From the collection of Arno Jumpertz, Leverkusen, Germany, 1924-1984. Much of the collection was exhibited at the Neus Museum, 1985.

Object Condition

Fine, small areas repaired; handle chipped.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    x D:13.5 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
St James
London
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