Undecorated Roman lamp inscribed CCLO.SVC on the base.
The impressed mark refers to C(aius) Clo(dius) Suc(cessus) whose Italic workshop had branches in Africa Proconsularis.
Loeschke type VIII lamp with plain discus set off by grooves. Small filling hole at center, tiny air hole pierced below.
Plain outward-sloping shoulder with arched bowshaped volutes, whose knobs continue down the side of the basin wall.
The nozzle separated from the discus by a straight horizontal line, flanked by two dots (Bussière 4a).
Central filling hole and tiny air hole below. Ring handle with grooves on the upper part. Circular groove around the base. Brown clay and slip.
For the discussion of the workshop, cf. p. 28 in: Bénédicte Robin Petitot. Catalogue des lampes grecques et romaines. Les Collections du musée de l’Arles antique. Avignon 2000.
Roman, late Flavian to early Antonine, 80/90-140 AD
L. 9.6 cm (3.8 in)
D. 6.8 cm (2.7 in)
Intact, some surface wear. Brown slip partially lost.
Belgium private collection by succession.
The authenticity of the item is unconditionally guaranteed.