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Roman pottery oil lamp with volute nozzle

R154

£130.00

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A moulded and slip painted pottery oil lamp with a volute nozzle and tondo decorated with a stylised flower pattern. The base is stamped wth an indistinct maker’s name.

Culture
Roman, mid to late 1st Century AD

Size
10.8 x 7.6 cms

Condition
Intact, light surface accretions on tondo

Provenance
Ex. collection: Sir William Whitfield (1920-2019), St Helen Hall, St Helen Auckland, Co. Durham, UK; acquired in the UK during the 1940’s.

Sir William Whitfield was a prominent architect during the 1960’s and 1970’s, for further reading please see:
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/apr/03/sir-william-whitfield-obituary

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