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LRB200 - Click to enlarge


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Reference: LRB200

Roman lamp with Virgin Mary

Period: Late Roman

Origin: North Africa

Date: 5th century AD


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.

Size: Length 12.5 cm (5")

Condition: Hairline crack on right side as seen.

Price:
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Comments:
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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