Roman pottery erotic oil lamp by Lucius Munatius Adiectus

R43

£450.00

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A moulded pottery oil lamp with a volute spout and decorated with an erotic chamber scene on the tondo. The tondo depicts a woman reclining on a couch with a male figure kneeling between her legs. The base of the lamp is signed LMAD, for the maker Lucius Munatius Adiectus who was active between AD 90-140.

Culture:
Roman, North African colonies, late 1st to mid 2nd Century AD

Size:
9.6 x 6.7 cms

Condition:
Intact with light surface wear as shown in the photographs

Provenance:
Ex. collection: Jytte Soelberg, Copenhagen, Denmark; acquired late 20th Century from an early 20th Century collection

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