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LR119 - Click to enlarge


LR119 - Click to enlarge


LR119 - Click to enlarge

 

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Reference: LR119

Roman lamp with Victoria inscribing a shield, signed

Period: Roman

Origin: Central Mediterranean

Date: 75 - 125 AD


On discus: winged Victoria right (seated on cuirass?), inscribing circular shield supported on column.

Italy or Tunisia.

Base marked L M ADIEC
Lucius Munatius Adiectus, an Italian maker with branch workshops in North Africa.


Manufacture: Mouldmade

Size: L. 12.3 cm

Condition: Slip worn.

Price:
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Comments:
The theme of Victoria with an inscribed shield represented the recording of an event, such as a victory or other achievement, and conveyed a celebratory message. Perhaps the most evocative use of the theme on lamps occurs on those depicting Victoria holding a shield inscribed with New Year greetings.

A depiction of Victoria in the act of inscribing a shield is included on Trajan's Column (completed 113 AD).


Provenance:
Ex Dutch collection


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