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Roman pottery oil lamp with satyr and thyrsus

R32

£275.00

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A brown slip moulded pottery oil lamp decorated with profile bust of a satyr holding a thyrsus.

Culture:
Roman North African colonies, Tunisia, late 2nd to mid 3rd Century AD

Size:
11.8 x 9 cms

Condition:
Surface wear to the slip as shown in the photographs

Provenance:
Ex. collection: Marius-Victor-Ernest Dumas (North Africa and France); acquired in Tunisia between c. 1890-1920. M. Dumas was Controleur Civile (French colonial administrator) of the city of Sousse in Tunisia prior to World War I. This collection of Roman and North African antiquities has remained in the family for the past 100 years in the Haute-Savoie region of France.

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