8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
TWO ROMAN TERRACOTTA OIL LAMPS
CIRCA 1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
Both red-slipped with a short nozzle flanked by volutes, the discus with a raised border surrounded by a band of tongues, both molded with a lovemaking scene, one with the woman reclining to the right, her right leg raised over the shoulder of her lover, her right hand lowered to assist him, the man gesturing with his raised left arm, a workshop stamp on the base; the other with a man kneeling at the left, leaning forward to kiss his lover, his weight-bearing right hand extending along her side, the woman on her side with her back to the viewer, her head turned to the man, her left arm reaching to assist him
Larger: 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) long (2)
Nancy Mallen, London, 1972.
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