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Lot 0336
**Originally Listed At $175**

Roman, early Imperial Period, ca. 1st century CE. A lovely mold-formed pottery oil lamp with an incised circular base, gradually-expanding walls, a smooth shoulder decorated with a repeating ovolo motif, a recessed tondo with a central fill hole and a small vent hole, and an ovoid wick spout. Within the tondo is a charming relief scene of four running hounds enclosed within slender ridges, each chasing the tail of the one in front. Traces of original dark-brown slip are visible across the composition and make this an attractive example of utilitarian Roman artistry! Size: 3.1" W x 1.25" H (7.9 cm x 3.2 cm).

Provenance: private Denver, Colorado, USA collection

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#145181

Condition

Repaired from multiple pieces with small chips and light adhesive residue along break lines. Minor nicks to base, body, and wick spout, with softening to some finer details, and extensive fading to original pigmentation. Light earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory number written in pencil on base.

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Roman Pottery Oil Lamp with Running Hounds

Estimate $300 - $450Aug 26
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Louisville, CO, USA
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