Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Depicting Gladiators & Maker’s Mark
C. 1st century AD
A nice Roman oil lamp depicting two gladiators to central discus within an incised border. Each gladiator wears a helmet and holds a sword and a scutum shield. It has a maker’s mark to base which reads: “AVSII”, and a voluted nozzle to finish.
Repaired shoulder with good detail.
Ref: Lamps Antiques by H. Dejean. Similar example to planche 39, M442.
Provenance: Ex A. B. Collection
Size: 104mm length
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