Roman North African Redware Terracotta Oil Lamp Depicting Chi-Rho
C. 4th-5th century AD
An interesting oil lamp depicting a decorated Chi-Rho to central discus with a decorative border of hearts and concentric circles to shoulders. The base is decorated wth concentric circles.
Chip to edge and handle otherwise intact with some earthy surface deposits and fine detail.
Ref: Lamps Antiques by Herve Dejean, similar examples to planche 137.
Provenance: Oxford Gentleman’s Collection aquired over forty years.
Size: 143mm length