Roman lamp with rare Aegipan depiction
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: item # 1154907
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|A brown slip coated pottery oil lamp decorated with a rare mythological scene depicting Venus or a nymph riding Aegipan. The base is incised with three stylised palm fronds. Aegipan is associated with the stellar constellation Capricorn, he was related to Pan and thus part goat and part human but had the tail of a fish. Roman, 2nd Century AD Repaired from several pieces with some losses around the nozzle Size: 10.3 x 7.2 cms Ex. private collection, Lincolnshire, UK.|