Roman oil lamp with mistletoe decorationR155
A moulded pottery oil lamp with two volute spouts and a decorated tondo. The tondo is moulded with a depiction of a mistletoe wreath. The ancient Romans would sometimes hang mistletoe over a doorway to symbolise peace, understanding and love.
Roman, late 1st Century AD
13.8 x 8.2 cms
Handle lost and general surface wear
Ex. private collection, Alnwick, Northumberland, UK; acquired late 19th to early 20th Century