A Roman mold made terracotta oil lamp. The discus decorated with three theatre masks around a central filling hole; a slit air hole facing the nozzle. Asides of the lamp with vestigial lugs; a grooved ring handle to rear. Base marked off by a circular groove; a central plain planta pedis.

Circa second half 2nd century AD.


N.B. Not supplied with display stand.


Very Fine condition with a thin layer of accretions.

Length 11 cms (4.3 ins).


Literature: For a similar lamp cf item 349; Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum; Jean Bussi're and Birgitta Lindros Wohl.NB.

Roman lamp with theatre masks

SKU: H647
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