Aweidah Gallery is pleased to present to you this choice and rare Roman terracotta discus type oil lamp depicting an Erotic scene with sharp detials.
Dated from, 100 AD
This lamp would make a real major and great addition to the finest ancient oil lamps collection, A REAL BEAUTY" and the pictures tells 101 tales ...
In central medallion on elevated bed a male suitor stands upright on his knees as he engages his female friend who rests on all fours, her hands on a large pillow. All around is nicely incised semi-circular design
A lamp such as this might have lit homes during the raise of the Roman Empire. A metaphor of joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself, lamps have illuminated the path of civilization for centuries. They have guided great thoughts through the night, stood vigil with lonely passions. In the presence of this simple object, we are in touch directly with a vanished world, with the people once warmed by its glow. Today it remains as an enduring symbol of man's desire to conquer the darkness
Measurements: Length: 9 cm - Width: 7 cm
Condition: Good condition as shown in the scans
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