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LRB207 - Click to enlarge


LRB207 - Click to enlarge


LRB207 - Click to enlarge

 

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Reference: LRB207

Roman lamp with profile bust

Period: Late Roman

Origin: North Africa

Date: 350 400 AD


North African Red Slipware lamp, the discus depicting draped male profile bust, possibly one of several emperors of the second half of the 4th century AD. The shoulder decorated with stylised palm-branch motif, the handle unpierced, and standing on ring base.

Size: Length 11.5 cm

Condition: Impression from a worn mould but a rare motif. Surface accretions.

Price:
£125.00

 

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Notes:
Cf. Hoff, 34; BMC III, Q1752; Rosenthal & Sivan, 281; Skinkel-Taupin, 36.

Hayes Type I.


Comments:
The traces of rust around the right-hand filling-hole are from an iron wick-pin, a needle used to adjust the wick as it was consumed.


Provenance:
Ex old collection in Wiltshire, England.


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