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Roman oil lamp with eagle decoration

R25

£150.00

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A pale red slip moulded pottery oil lamp decorated with a figure of an eagle with out-stretched wings.

Culture
Roman, late 1st or 2nd Century AD

Size
11.1 x 8.1 cms

Condition
General surface wear, and some light cracks in the lower body

Provenance
Ex. collection: Marius-Victor-Ernest Dumas (North Africa and France); acquired in Tunisia between c. 1890-1920. M. Dumas was Controleur Civile (French colonial administrator) of the city of Sousse in Tunisia prior to World War I. This collection of Roman and North African antiquities has remained in the family for the past 100 years in the Haute-Savoie region of France.

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