Roman oil lamp with mistletoe decoration

R155

£225.00

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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.

Culture
Roman, late 1st Century AD

Size
13.8 x 8.2 cms

Condition
Handle lost and general surface wear

Provenance
Ex. private collection, Alnwick, Northumberland, UK; acquired late 19th to early 20th Century

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