A very rare North African Red Slipware lamp with a female bust on the discus within a circular border. The shoulder is decorated with miniature Christian chi-rho monograms and other symbols.
Length 12.5 cm (5")
Hairline crack on right side as seen.
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Identical busts appear on a similar lamp showing Lazarus, where they represent his two sisters (Herrmann & van den Hoek, 36). The female bust here, alone and highlighted within a jewelled border, probably represents the Virgin Mary.
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