Roman wreath oil lamp, manufactured by Caius Lunius AlexiusR153
A moulded brown slip pottery oil lamp decorated with a victor’s wreath. The base is stamped IVNIALEXI, the factory mark of Caius Lunius Alexius (AD 120 – 200).
Roman North African Colonies, Tunisia, late 2nd Century AD
9.2 x 6.3 cms
Intact as shown, light surface chipping
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.