11 December 2003,
Price realised USD 2,629
USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
SEVEN NORTH AFRICAN RED SLIP WARE OIL LAMPS
Late Roman Period,
Circa 4th-5th Century A.D.
Each discus molded with a different motif, including: an elaborate Chi-Rho; Hercules with his club and lionskin; a bust of a woman adorned with necklaces; a leaping lion; a bird standing on a floral perch; a bust of a man; and a petalled rosette, some with workshop signatures on the underside of the foot
5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) long (largest) (7)
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Acquired by the current owner in the 1980s.
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