Roman Pottery Erotic Oil Lamp

14461. Roman Pottery Erotic Oil Lamp

Eastern Mediterranean Ca 1st to 3rd Century AD.

Simple flat disc form with protruding spout and fill hole. A good crisp scene of two people in coitus in the tondo. Brown slip painting and signs of usage.

Size 4 inches Length. + display base.

These pottery lamps were used through out the Roman Empire for it was primary means of lighting. The erotic theme is a bit rare!

Provenance: From the estate of Dr. Arnold A. Rogow NY, NY Acq 1980s.

$1,250


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