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Offline Mario T

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Roman period ?
« on: November 25, 2021, 05:45:45 am »
Hi, all. I'm searching to confirm the reference for this oil lamp, and additional info.

Roman period, 2nd - 3rd century AD, thanks

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Re: Roman period ?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2021, 03:39:32 am »
Hi, Mario.  My references are very limited, but this is the closest I have found to the form of your lamp.  It has a loop handle and the myrtle wreath decoration on the shoulder similar to yours, but without the red-slip finish.  This page is from the RomQ website of Ancient lamps, reference collection.  Origin Tunisia or North Africa, AD 175-250.  I am not an expert, so I can not comment on the authenticity of the lamp, but I am concerned about the "fresh" look of the crack, and the overall appearance of the finish.  Also I have not yet found an exact parallel to the motif of Erotes with grapes and wine-glass.  Hopefully one of our other members, with much more experience than I have, will weigh in with more information.  If you have any information on the provenance of the lamp or views of the profile, that might be helpful, as well.

Regards, V-drome

http://www.romulus2.com/lamps/database/lamp.php?89
http://www.romulus2.com/lamps/lampcat/lampcat3.shtml#africa
http://www.romulus2.com/lamps/index.shtml

Offline Mario T

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Re: Roman period ?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2021, 08:52:58 am »
Many thanks for the reply and  the links (I hope that the lamp it is authentic as it has been viewed and purchased by a renowned auction house)

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Re: Roman period ?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2021, 02:25:46 pm »
I probably shouldn't have said anything, since I really am not qualified to determine authenticity.  If it is from a reliable source that is a good sign, and it is definitely a very interesting piece!

Best regards, Jimi

 

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