Roman pottery erotic oil lamp fragmentR42
A fragment from the tondo of an oil lamp with erotic decoration. The fragment depicts a woman astride a reclining male figure.
Roman, c. 40-80 AD
4.2 x 4.7 cms, display block 14.2 cms diameter
Fragment as shown
Deaccessioned from the Beate Uhse Erotic Museum, Berlin, Germany. Ex. collection Beate Uhse, Germany (1919-2001). Museum inventory number to the back of the display block.
Beate Uhse was an early pioneer of gender equality, becoming a pilot in the 1930’s and founding reputedly the first sex shop in the world after World War II.
Supplied with a circular plaster display block showing a drawing of the missing parts of the decoration.