ostracon ancient art



Roman North African Lamp with Central Rosette, 375-500 AD

Roman red-ware lamp decorated on the discus with a rosette. Pierced at center with adjacent filling-hole.

Hayes type I lamp. Grooves on the shoulder, a vestigial rim around the discus and the nozzle channel.

Grooved handle at the rear, unpierced. Raised base with double rib extending to the handle. A sprig design under the base.

Antique collector’s label on the side reading: Trouvé à Sousse – le x de xxxx

Sousse, ancient Hadrumetum, is located on the Gulf of Hammamet, south of modern Tunis.

Intact and fine. Minor surface wear.

L. 11 cm (4.3 in), W. 7 cm (2.8 in)

Old US private collection, thence US art market.

Sold 420 USD

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