Roman erotic oil lamp fragment depicting a standing coupleR207
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A fragment from the upper part of a pottery oil lamp with erotic decoration. The fragment depicts a standing couple, their togas raised above their waists and the female figure leaning on an infant’s chair with the man behind her.
Roman, 1st Century AD
9 x 6.7 cms
Fragment as shown
Deaccessioned from the Beate Uhse Erotic Museum, Berlin, Germany. Ex. collection Beate Uhse, Germany (1919-2001).
Beate Uhse was an early pioneer of gender equality, becoming a pilot in the 1930’s and founding reputedly the first sex shop in the world after World War II.