Roman oil lamp with locust decoration

R25

£150.00

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A moulded pottery oil lamp with a volute spout and decorated with a figure of a locust on the tondo.

Culture
Roman, late 1st or 2nd Century AD

Size
9.4 x 6.5 cms

Condition
Misfired in antiquity resulting in some small losses and slight mis-shaping, surface wear as seen in the photographs

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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