Roman Oil Lamp: Philosopher
An ancient Roman pottery oil lamp with an image of a seated philosopher in the center discus.
Ca. 1st - 2nd 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. 12, Q 875.
Formerly in the George R. Francoeur Trust, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, #488.