8 June 2004
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A ROMAN TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Brown-slipped, with a round nozzle and ring handle, the discus framed by a raised band of chevrons and a dotted zigzag border, molded with a lovemaking scene, the man standing to the left, his lowered right hand raising his mantle to reveal his phallus, his left hand lifting the drapery of his lover standing before him, the woman leaning forward, supporting herself on the table before her, her head turned back toward her lover
4 5/16 in. (11 cm.) long
Nancy Mallen, London, 1972.
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