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Roman fine pottery oil lamp with maker’s name

R153

£250.00

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A very fine moulded pottery oil lamp decorated with garlands around the central tondo. The base is incised with the maker’s name: ROMANE SIS.

Culture
Roman, c. 70-120 AD

Size
10.1 x 7.6 cms

Condition
Intact

Provenance
Ex. collection: Sir William Whitfield (1920-2019), St Helen Hall, St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, UK; acquired in the UK during the 1940’s.

Sir William Whitfield was a prominent architect during the 1960’s and 1970’s, for further reading please see:
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/apr/03/sir-william-whitfield-obituary

For a lamp by the same maker, now in the Metropolitan Museum, New York, please see: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/241759

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