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LR153 - Click to enlarge


LR153 - Click to enlarge


LR153 - Click to enlarge


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Reference: LR153

Roman lamp with Imperial Eagle

Period: Roman

Origin: Italy

Date: 40 - 90 AD


Concave discus encircled by moulding, depicting Imperial eagle, wings folded and head turned to right. Angled nozzle flanked by volutes. Defined circular base.

Fabric: Buff clay with mottled purplish-brown slip

Manufacture: Mouldmade

Size: L. 9.5 cm (just under 3")

Condition: Slip slightly worn in places, tiny chip to upper surface of left nozzle point.


Price:
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Comments:
A fine example of a 1st-century Roman volute lamp - with the special attractions of having been made on the Italian mainland itself (rather than provincial) and depicting the symbol of the Roman Empire.


Provenance:
Formerly a Swiss property


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