Roman pottery erotic oil lamp fragmentR42
A fragment from the tondo of an oil lamp moulded with an erotic scene between a man and woman on a banquet couch.
Roman, late 1st to 2nd Century AD
5.8 x 6.9 cms
Fragment as shown
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.