Concave discus encircled by moulding, depicting Imperial eagle, wings folded and head turned to right. Angled nozzle flanked by volutes. Defined circular base.
Buff clay with mottled purplish-brown slip
L. 9.5 cm (just under 3¾")
Slip slightly worn in places, tiny chip to upper surface of left nozzle point.
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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.
Formerly a Swiss property
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