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Lot 0022
**Originally Listed At $250**

Roman Empire, Imperial Period, purportedly found in Turkey, ca. 2nd to 4th century CE. Three attractive mold-made terracotta oil lamps from the eastern Roman Empire. The smallest lamp has a stable base with an illegible planta pedis (maker's mark), rounded shoulders, and a recessed tondo with a snowflake-shaped motif. The second-smallest lamp has a concentric circle base, sloping shoulders, and a bright orange slip exterior. The largest lamp has a concentric circle base, wide shoulders, and a deep recessed tondo surrounded by several concentric rings. Each lamp has an applied circular pierced handle, small fill holes and vent slits, and heart-shaped wick spouts. A lovely ensemble for any collection! Size of largest: 4.125" L x 3.05" W x 2" H (10.5 cm x 7.7 cm x 5.1 cm)

Provenance: private Schroeder collection, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, acquired before 1970

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Condition

All lamps have age-commensurate surface wear and earthen / mineral deposits throughout. Smallest lamp has an illegible planta pedis; second-smallest lamp has minor loss near base and encrustations; largest lamp has been repaired from a few large pieces, with areas of loss to base and handle.

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$200.00

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Lot of 3 Roman Pottery Oil Lamps - Found in Turkey

Auction ended on Thu, Feb 1, 2018
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