Roman large pottery oil lamp with a female bustR153
A sizeable moulded pottery oil lamp finely decorated with a profile bust of a goddess, possibly depicting Juno the wife of Jupiter.
Roman North African Colonies, Tunisia, 2nd or 3rd Century AD
14.1 x 9.6 cms
Fragmentary with losses and crude repairs
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.