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Fine Roman pottery Oil Lamp from the M. Novius Justus workshop

Fine Roman pottery Oil Lamp from the M. Novius Justus workshop


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1397686
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A superb very sharp Oil lamp, Roman, 2nd. century AD.

Roman figural terracotta oil lamp with single handle. The discus is framed by two concentric rings, in the middle is a high profile bust of a woman with cloak over one shoulder and naked breast. Maker's mark on the bottom: MNOVIVSI. He was a lamp maker, known as M. Novius Justus, with a workshop situated in North Africa and produced oil lamps from 120 – 180 AD.

Size: 10,8 cm. long.

Condition: Choice for type, completely intact.

Provenance: From a Rheinland-Pfalz collection, 1970-1999.