Roman Oil Lamp: Victory
An ancient Roman pottery oil lamp with a winged victory alighting with billowing drapery and holding a wreath in the center discus.
Ca. 1st - 2nd century AD.
A full lamp of this type would burn for two or three hours.
cf.: D. M. Bailey, A Catalogue of Lamps in the British Museum, Vol. II, Roman Lamps Made in Italy, (London, 1980), no. Q957.
Formerly in a New Jersey private collection.