Roman Oil Lamp: Lion
An ancient Roman pottery oil lamp with an image of a bounding male lion in the center discus, the reverse with a potter's stamp: J.
Ca. 1st century AD.
cf.: Donald M. Bailey, A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. II. Roman Lamps made in Italy. London: The Trustees of the British Museum, 1980, pl. 3, Q 779, pl. 11, Q 866.
Formerly in the George R. Francoeur Trust, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, #377 (old inv. no. 774).