Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp With Jupiter & Eagle. Fine Detail

Item Description

C. 1st century AD

A fine example of a Roman oil lamp depicting the bust of Jupiter holding thunderbolt, behind eagle with outspread wings. Jupiter, god of the sky and ruler of the Olympians. Incised concentric circles surround central discus while volutes flank nozzle.

Repaired nozzle otherwise of a large size with fine detail.

Ref: Similar example in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Accession Number: 74.51.1946.

Provenance: Ex A. B. Collection, collected in the 1980’s -1990’s.

Size: 115mm length approx



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