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Roman oil lamp with flower decoration

R25

£70.00

Out of stock

A slip painted pottery oil lamp moulded with a stylised flower pattern on the tondo. The base is stamped with an indistinct maker’s name.

Culture
Roman, late 1st or 2nd Century AD

Size
10.7 x 7.1 cms

Condition
Handle lost otherwise 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

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