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Lot 2247

Provincial Lamp with Vigorous Love Scene. Roman, 2nd century AD. Round discus lamp with ovate, almost pointed nozzle, robustly made in a somewhat coarse fabric. Usual raised scrolls flank nozzle, and pair of labrys-like ornaments flank discus. Central scene has man laying on bed, propped up at the head of the bed. The woman straddles atop him. Basic artwork is done in an almost tactile high-relief manner. Lamp intact with modest wear, but smooth surfaces and slight traces of dark brown slip. Cf. BMC Q1400. Scarce type, and very graphic! Charming example. Length: 3-3/8".
Estimated Value $700 - 800.

Realized $690

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