ostracon ancient art



Roman North African Lamp with Leaping Stag, 375-500 AD

Large red-ware lamp with a naïvely rendered stag atop the discus. Incised EX O[FICINA] above the animal. Large filling hole at center.

Ring base with the letter X between dot rosettes and vertical rows of impressed dots.

Deneauve type XII. For a similar shape, cf. item no. 1134, p. 224, pl. 102 in: Jean Deneauve. Lampes de Carthage. Paris 1974.

Pierced lug handle broken on top, otherwise intact. Some surface wear.

L. 13.8 cm (5.4 in), D. 9.6 cm (3.8 in)

Swiss private collection Madame B, Geneva, acquired between 1961 and 1965.

450 USD

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