8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
A ROMAN TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Red-slipped, with a voluted nozzle, the discus framed by three concentric raised rings, molded with a lovemaking scene, the woman reclining to the right, leaning on a pillow, adorned with earrings, an armlet and bracelet, her hair bound in a chignon, her bent left leg raised, her left arm at her side, her lover kneeling before her, holding her ankle in his right hand, a serving table with a vessel and two loaves of bread in the foreground
4¾ in. (12 cm.) long
German Art Market, 1998.
Anonymous sale; Bonhams, London, 8 November 2001, lot 73.
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