Lot 117: Roman Oil Lamp with Luna and Seven Pleiades
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd century AD. A ceramic oil lamp with broad discoid body, stub nozzle with heart-shaped panel, pierced lug handle; the discus with ropework border and radiating leaves; central facing portrait of Luna with crescentic horns to the shoulders, seven stars of the Pleiades beneath. 142 grams, 12cm (4 3/4"). From the private collection of a German gentleman; acquired prior to 1999.
Condition Report: Fine condition, usage wear. Rare.