Roman erote oil lamp by Caius Oppius RestitutusR108
A moulded brown slip pottery oil lamp decorated with a figure of a winged erote playing an aulos (double flute). The base is stamped COPPIRES, the factory mark of Caius Oppius Restitutus, active c. 80 – 160 AD
Roman North African Colonies, Tunisia, late 1st to mid 2nd Century AD
10.1 x 7 cms
Intact with accretions and wear as shown in the photographs
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.