Roman oil lamp decorated with the god Mercury

R45

£90.00

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A pottery oil lamp with a moulded discus decorated with a profile bust of the god Mercury holding the caduceus.

Mercury was the patron god of merchants, tricksters and thieves…

Culture
Roman, 1st or 2nd Century AD

Size
7.7 x 6.6 cms

Condition
Fragment as shown

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Stourbridge, Midlands, UK; acquired mid 20th Century

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