Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A mold-made ceramic oil lamp with a scene on its sunken discus of winged Cupid holding tightly to the tail of a small dog. Is this a hunting scene? Or a playful one? A loop handle projects from one end, while an ornate, arrow-head-shaped nozzle projects from the other. It sits on a round, flat base with no makers' mark and has been painted with an earthy orange-red pigment. Size: 4.25" L x 2.55" W x 1.7" H (10.8 cm x 6.5 cm x 4.3 cm)
Provenance: Ex-Private East Coast, USA Collection
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