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Lot 2254

Lamp with Popular Erotic Motif. Roman, 1st-2nd century AD. Round lamp in buff ware with brown slip, the angular nozzle flanked by volutes, and having plain raised border around discus and along volutes. Scene with erotic coupling: the man behind standing on knees and holding up one of the woman's legs, while she kneels on the other, supporting herself with her hands. Her head frontal and slightly turned toward her companion. The bed with rumpled mattress and narrow turned legs. Lamp intact, with modest wear. A good deal of glaze remains on top of lamp. Cf. BMC Q922. Length: 3-3/4". A choice example of this popular type.
Estimated Value $700 - 900.


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