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Roman Oil Lamp with Foliate Wreath, 1st/2nd Century AD

Roman Oil Lamp with Foliate Wreath, 1st/2nd Century AD


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1338271
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Bernhard I. Mller, PhD
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Zurich, Switzerland

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 $140.00 
Molded Roman lamp decorated at center with a wreath of foliate branches bearing rounded fruit. Sideward volutes along the nozzle.
Form Loeschke type IV, shouder form IIIa.
For similar shape and decoration, cf. no. Q1510, p. 159 and pl. 2 in: D. M. Bailey. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. III. Roman Provincial Lamps. London 1988.
Ceramic
Roman, 1st/2nd century AD
L. 9 cm (3.5 in)
W. 6. 3 cm (2.5 in)
Intact, and thin walled. Light tan clay with partially worn surface.
German collection J. and M. T., Bonn (1950-1960) – Swiss private collection since 2010. With Art Loss Certificate.
Cahn Auktionen AG Basel, Kunstwerke der Antike Auktion 5, September 2010 sale, lot no. 330.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.