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A Roman North African terracotta oil lamp with volute nozzle. The discus is decorated with a driver charioteer riding a 'biga', a light chariot, drawn by two horses. The horses are shown galloping right, whilst the charioteer's right arm is drawn back, whipping the horses on.

NB. Not supplied with display stand.


Circa 40-100 AD.


Very Fine condition; complete and intact

Length 9 cms (3.54 ins).

Provenance: Madame Suzanne Gozlan then by descent. Mrs. Suzanne Gozlan (1921-2022), Doctor in History and Archaeology, professor at the Ecole Normale d'Instituteurs de Chartres and lecturer at the University of Paris 4 Sorbonne.


Literature: For similar example see item 196: Die Antiken Tonlampen im Kestner Museum Hannover.


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SKU: K184

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