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A Roman North African terracotta pottery oil lamp type Bussiere form D IX. The lamp has a solid handle at the rear; the discus is decorated with standing goddess Victory, facing to her left, and holding a shield trophy. The nozzle is heart-shaped, a characteristic of this Bussiere form.

NB. Not supplied with display stand.

 

Circa 100-150 AD.

 

Fine condition; complete and intact; the discus now a little worn.

Length 11 cms (4.3 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 a similar lamp cf item 914; Lampes de Carthage; Jean Deneauve.

Roman pottery oil lamp with Victory

SKU: K249
£195.00Price