A moulded redware lamp, ring handle with three grooves on the upper part, plain outward-sloping shoulder separated from discus by one ridge and two inner grooves, small filling-hole in lower left discus, small air hole in lower discus, facing heart-shaped nozzle, burn marks, basal ring marked off by one circular groove; discus with a bust of winged Victory with spread wings. Loeschcke VIII; Bussière form D IX type.
Circa 80-160 AD.
Complete and intact; Very Fine condition.
Length 11 cms (4.3 ins).
See Bussière J., Lindros Wohl B., Ancient Lamps in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, 2017, pp.251ff.
From the Antony John Scammell collection.
In Roman religion, the goddess Victory was the personification of victory, the equivalent of the Greek goddess Nike. She was often associated with Jupiter, Mars, and other deities and was especially worshipped by the army.
Roman lamp with Victory
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