Roman Oil Lamp: Victory

 

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.
Length: 4 1/2 in. (11.6 cm).
Intact.

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.

Inv#: 5961

$450

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