A Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp with Bust | Circa 1st-3rd Century AD

This is a terracotta oil lamp with short nozzle and lug handle to the rear; the discus with vine-leaf border, central profile bust of a bearded man. The structure is in a good condition with a fully intact handle and nozzle. There is black colouring on one side of the nozzle from the burning. 

Date: Circa 1st-3rd Century AD
Size: 123 mm /158 g 

Provenance: Purchased in 2020 from a London specialist auction. Formerly the property of a North London collector; previously from an old collection formed in the 1980s. 


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