ROMAN OIL LAMPS

Specially Selected Examples Of Fine Roman Lamps

58 New Bronze Lamps Added 5/20/16



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ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMPS & FILLERS

12769. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP STAND. BM13. 11.4 inches. Heavily ornamented with Acanthus leaves and dolphins on the three legs. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2850.



12770. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP AND STAND. Roman, the lamp and stand possibly not belonging but an excellent fit. The lamp 5 inches, the stand 6 inches tall. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1750.



12771. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Roman. 7.75 inches. Smooth dark black green patina. Large acanthus leaf handle. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2450.



12773. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 51 Black No No Y 125x145 100AD. Double spout. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2850.



12774. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 68 Brown Nubian head No N 63x113 50BC. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$4850.



12775. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 78 Green Conch Shell No N 82x53 100AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$4850.



12776. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 32 Green Leaf No Y 74x220 100BC. Especially large 8.75 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$3450.



12777. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 45 Black No No Y 60dx105 Byzantine or early Medieval European, 1200AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2450.



12780. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 42 Gray Green Dove No Y 58x140 300AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2850.



12781. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Roman c. 300AD. With shell cover and facing bearded head on the handle. 5.5 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2250.



12782. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 82 Green Shell Cover No Y 68x176 200BC. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2450.



12784. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 37 Green Mask No Y 80x180 100AD. Roman. Fine classical style. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$6500.



12785. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 62 Green Leaf ΔH inscribed. Y 68dx130 200AD. Very rare lamp with an inscription. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$3450.



12787. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 40 Black Ram's head on handle. No Y 76x125 400AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2450.



12788. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 61 Brown Crescent No Y 55dx170 200AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1650.



12789. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 64 Green Leaf No Y 63x125 100BC. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12790. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 28 Black Leaf No Y 38dx117 100AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12791. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Byzantine or early Islamic with unusual lid. 1/2 inch hole in base. 3.75 inches. A rare type. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$850.



12792. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 66 Black Crescent No Y 79d141 300AD. With original 3 strand 8 inch hanging chain. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2850.



12797. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 65 Black Leaf No Y 73x168 200AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2850.



12798. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 5 Green Shell No N 94 S.to 100AD. 3 spouts, each in the form of an upturned scallop shell. Rare. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2850.



12799. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 77 Black Dog? No Y 55x109 1000AD. Excellent glossy patina. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1850.



12800. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 16 Green Leaf? No T 45x102 200AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1750.



12801. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 55 Green Dolphin No N 75x55 100AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$850.



12802. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 50 Gray No No Y 34x55. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$450.



12803. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Elephant? form with 1 ear and rudimentary eyes. 5.25 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12804. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 31 Green Eagle No Y 54x115 100BC. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1850.



12805. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 43 Dark Green Duck Head No Y 50dx114 100AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1850.



12806. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 63 Brown Crescent No Y 47dx95 200AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$650.



12807. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 80 Green Sheep head handle facing backwards. No Y 41x60x34 200BC. Two spout. Rare type. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1250.



12808. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 54 Green No No Y 100x44 100AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$950.



12809. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 34 Green 3 spouts in the form of upturned scallop shells. No N 80/Spout 300AD 350 Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12810. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Late Roman early Byzantine. 5 inches. Unusual perforated lid. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12811. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Very rare Classical Greek bronze lamp. 3.8 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2450.



12812. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Roman. 4.25 inches. Excellent glossy patina. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12813. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 58 Black Crescent No N 75x120 300AD. Two spout. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1850.



12816. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 74 Green No No Y 50x57 100AD. Jewish ritual lamp. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1850.



12817. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 69 Black 2 Spout No N 98x102 50BC. Handle missing. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12818. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 11 Brown No No Y 25dx75 100AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$350.



12820. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 48 Gray Green No No N 55dx94 150AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12821. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 67 Brown Leaf No Y 48x133 200AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1250.



12822. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Late Roman early Byzantine. 4.75 inches. 125Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1250.



12823. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 18 Black Cross No Y 55x143 600AD. Choice early Christian lamp with cross. Excellent condition and patina. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$4850.



12827. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 81 Brown No No N 135x180 400BC. Late Roman early Byzantine. Two spouts with original 10 inch hanging chain. 6.25 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2750.



12828. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 14 Dark Green No No Y 50dx88 400AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$650.



12829. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 33 Black Face No N 53x135 100AD. Two spouts with facing head on the lid. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2650.



12830. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 27 Black Bull head on handle. No Y 93dx163 1000AD?. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2450.



12831. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 46 Dark Gray No No Y 68dx115 700AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1250.



12832. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 25 Dark Green Crescent or fish. No Y 46dx130 800AD. Beautiful and impressive form with a nice patina. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1850.



12833. EXTREMELY RARE ANCIENT IRON OIL LAMP. M 3 Black No No N 82dx166 500AD. The only iron lamp we've seen. A Great Rarity! Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$4500.



12835. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 13 Black No No Y 73dx141 500AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12836. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 22 Green No No N 50x123 500AD. Roman. Fine classical style. Handle missing. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$1450.



12837. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 15 Green No No Y 72dx110 100AD. With original 8.5 inch hanging handle. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$2450.



12838. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. BM27. Byzantine lamp chain segment. 6.75 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection.

$60.



12840. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Roman oil lamp lid. 2.35 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$40.



12841. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Roman oil lamp lid in the form of a finely crafted scallop shell. 1.65 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$250.



12842. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP FILLER. M 10 Green No No Y 33dx75 700AD. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$450.



12843. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP FILLER. M9. 3 inches. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$450.



12844. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. M 47 Brass Leaf Pattern No Y 65x113x7 1850. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$450.



12845. ANCIENT BRONZE OIL LAMP. Brass. 20th century. Provenance: The Emeritus Collection. Verso.

$150.



9096. RARE ROMAN BRONZE TORCHIER, c. 1st-3rd century AD. The tall hollow torchier with wide angled lip with soot deposits, a molded drip plate below, the ten-sided body running down to a multiply ridged and ornamented area ending in a square footed base. 2.1 x 13.5 inches. Choice condition with tiny nick at top. Museum quality and extremely rare.

$10,000.



11251. CLASSIC ROMAN BRONZE LAMP WITH THEATER MASK, 1st-2nd centuries AD. Long body with a splayed nozzle with wick-hole. Fill-hole in the shape of a grape bunch with a vine incised above it. Handle terminating in theater mask. Length: 18.5cm; height: 12.4cm. Mottled green and red patina, three small areas of surface damage on one side of body. Classical style Roman bronze lamp.

Not currently for sale.



6882. BEAUTIFUL ROMAN OIL LAMP IN THE FORM OF A DOVE, c. 1st-2nd century AD. In the form of a bird with head reverted, additional details incised. 4". Fine dark green and red patina. Small patch on reverse. A museum quality lamp.

$12,500.



6885. CHARMING ROMAN BIMETTALIC VOTIVE LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century. The small bronze lamp with a charming copper inlay of a Eros among grapes. 2.1". Made as a non functioning votive lamp. Extremely rare.

$1500.



9751. VERY CUTE ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP LID, c. 2nd-3rd century. Finely styled and detailed bronze lid for a classical style Roman lamp in the figure of an expressive alert rooster. 1.3 x 1.7 inches. Very rare and fine condition. A little museum quality gem!

SOLD.



9097. A RARE ROMAN SILVER OIL LAMP FILLER, c. 1st-3rd century AD. The filler with deep hemispheric bowl, palmette handle and trough spout, incised decoration on the rim. 3.75 inches. A fairly common artifact in bronze, this is the only example I've carried formed from silver. Excellent condition with old toned patina. Free standing on its own flat base. Extremely rare.

SOLD.



6887. A UNUSUALLY LARGE ROMAN OIL LAMP FILLER, c. 1st-3rd century AD. Bronze. 5.3". A filler this large would have been used in a fine home or temple.

SOLD.



9711. RARE ROMAN LEAD OIL LAMP. Roman Syria, c. 1st-3rd century AD. The heavy lamp with a facing bust molded on the discus surrounded by four filler holes. 4.5 inches. Very rare.

$1250.



ROMAN POTTERY OIL LAMPS

9067. RARE ETRUSCAN BUCCERO OIL LAMP. Hellenistic period, c. 3rd century BC. The fine black ware lamp of general Hellenistic side lug form but with sharper edges and of typical Etruscan buccero fabric with a fine smooth surface. 3.7 inches. Rare and choice.

$2500.



9765. AN EARLY CHRISTIAN OIL LAMP, Roman North Africa, ca. 4th-5th century AD. The red glazed lamp with a standing male figure holding a staff? and shell? on the discus. Likely a Biblical figure as this period lamp often portrays Biblical scenes. The figure may represent St James the Greater as he was often portrayed carrying a shell and a staff. Also St. James is sometimes portrayed wearing a traveler's hat as this figure could be. 4.6 inches. Any additional identification of the figure would be appreciated. Choice condition.

$850.



7189. RARE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH BOXER. c. 1st century A.D. The lamp with molded figure of a well muscled boxer on the discus. The boxer striking a pugilistic pose with one fist extended, the other cocked by his side ready to strike, the cestus clearly visible on both fists. A rare and desirable lamp type depicting an athlete. 88 x 65 x 23 mm.

SOLD.



7238. LARGER ROMAN OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with long spout and long leaf handle, high relief nude male figure on the tondo, holding a fish-like object in one hand and cradling a rod in the other. 6 inches.

SOLD.



7873. LAMP WITH AMUSING EROTIC SCENE. Roman, 1st century AD. Round discus lamp with short ovate nozzle. Raised scrolls flank nozzle, with tongue or anullet border around discus. Central scene rather elaborate: nude couple on the floor in erotic play, the woman atop the man. Above, a man lays asleep under covers on a bed with elaborately turned legs -- the cuckolded husband? On base, in three lines, manufacturer' name: DIONUC = "Dionysus." Lamp intact with bold design, but with weathered surfaces. Some slight encrustations remain. Very Rare type. BMC --; Pompeii --. Scenes involving more than just the lovemaking couple are unusual, and always sought after. Length: 3-5/16".

$2500.



7874. RARE ROMAN LAMP SHOWING PAN COPULATING WITH A GOAT. Roman, late 1st-2nd century AD. Lamp neatly crafted, with short ovate nozzle, flanked by paired scrolls; also labrys-like motif flanking discus. On a raised dais, Pan is intimately involved with a shaggy-coated, curled horn goat, who turns head back to regard him. Moulding sharp and clear, the lamp almost pristine, with most of thin red slip intact. Rare type! BMC --; Pompeii --. Length: 3-3/8". Roman decadence at its best! This motif appears also on a famous Roman sculpture found at Pompeii. Museum quality and exceptionally rare.

$9500.



7875. RARE ROMAN LAMP SHOWING GROUP SEX. Roman, 2nd century AD. Lamp with ovate nozzle, circular body and rounded fin-like grooved handle. A petal/herringbone border surrounds discus. The scene on discus has two types. At top, a man reclining on a bed, propped up on one arm (or large pillow), with other hand raised to his head, while his female companion squats over him. Below, a youth stands behind a much older (or aged) woman, who kneels on the ground on her elbows. Mark of six-pointed star on base of lamp. Nozzle repaired, a few cracks stabilized, and modest chip to handle, otherwise lamp complete. Lamp shows little wear, with the red slip about 75% intact. Very rare type! BMC --; Pompeii --. Length: 3-3/4". Some cleanable deposits, mostly on lamp's base. A wonderful multi-figure scene.

$6500.



7876. RARE BRITISH LAMP WITH THREE FIGURE EROTIC SCENE. Roman Britain, 2nd century AD. A good-sized lamp, robustly made, in creme ware with spatulate nozzle, pierced and grooved fin handle, and slight traces of dark brown slip. Around discus, a border of double zigzags. Scene shows woman, head turned facing, bending over a bed or overturned chair, her partner bending forward behind her, with his hand to his mouth (in a silencing gesture?). Below, on floor, another male figure is sprawled out in exhaustion. Cf. BMC 1496, for style. Minor repair to nozzle, with lamp showing moderate wear -- otherwise intact. Length: 4-5/8". Interesting and rare.

$3500.



9098. LARGE MUSEUM QUALITY ROMAN OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with deeply concave discus and volute spout, the discus with the molded figure of a Triton with the body of a man and long fish tails for legs blowing his seashell horn, a raised V or lambda maker's mark on the bottom. 3.75 x 5.2 inches. Repair, but all original. A wonderful very large classic Roman lamp. faint old Museum numbers inked on the bottom.

$5500.



9099. CHOICE RARE ROMAN GLADIATOR LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The gray ware lamp with deeply concave discus and volute spout with a Retiarus (trident and net fighter) fighting a bare chested Thracian gladiator wearing feather-crested helmet, loin protector and right arm pad. The Retiarus is getting the worst of the battle, he has lost his net and now holds a gladius in his left hand his trident still in his right, however he has fallen to his knees and is about to be dispatched by the Thracian's sword. 4.1 inches. Repair with small patches and gaps on the bottom, the discus scene all original and complete. Probably only the second known representation of a Retiarus on a Roman lamp (references included). Thracians were among the most popular and admired gladiators in classical times, the most famous of all, Spartacus, was in fact a Thracian. Excessively rare. Museum quality.

$6500.



9100. CHOICE RARE ROMAN GLADIATOR LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The red ware lamp with ring handle and snub spout with two bare chested Thracian gladiators wearing feather-crested helmets, loin protectors and right arm pads, fighting on the discus. One has pinned the other to the ground with his knee and is about to run him through from behind with his gladius, the maker's mark IDOM??P stamped in the bottom. 4.25 inches. Thracians were among the most popular and admired gladiators in classical times, the most famous of all, Spartacus, was in fact a Thracian. Very rare. Intact choice condition. Museum quality.

$3500.



9101. CHOICE RARE ROMAN GLADIATOR LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The red ware lamp with volute spout and the molded figure of a gladiator wearing helmet, loin protection, boots and right arm padding, and wielding a Roman gladius (the Roman short sword) and carrying a rectangular shield, the maker's mark a raised 'H' on the bottom. 4.3 inches. Very rare. Museum quality.

$3500.



9102. LARGE DOUBLE SPOUTED ROMAN OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The large gray ware lamp with twin volute spouts and leaf handle with ring below, on the discus a finely molded scene of a lion attacking a mare. The scene with strong erotic overtones, as the lion rather gently mounts the mare from the rear and rather than the usual biting lion, this heavily maned male looks to the side with his tongue lolling in an expression more of sexual interest than aggression. 5.57 inches. Intact and choice. Museum quality.

$2500.



9103. ROMAN EROTIC OIL LAMP WITH LEDA AND THE SWAN, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The buff ware lamp with ring handle and snubbed volute spout, on the discus the classic mythological scene of Leda and the swan, Leda nude and wearing a bracelet, armlet and anklet reclines to the left on a mat, while the swan, its powerful wings spread, rears between her thighs as it snakes its long neck to deliver a kiss with its bill. 3.75 inches. Intact and choice, a museum quality example.

$2500.



9104. ROMAN EROTIC OIL LAMP WITH A LADY BATHING, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The gray ware lamp with ring handle and volute spout, on the discus a rear view of a naked female squatting before a corkscrew pillar which supports a toilet vessel, she has her hair done up and holds what is probably a bath cloth in her right hand, the maker's mark LMADIEC stamped on the bottom. 4.2 inches. Intact and choice.

$1500.



9105. CLASSIC STYLE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH A RARE MYTHOLOGICAL SCENE, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The red ware lamp with volute spout, the discus with a molded scene of a robed woman standing behind a goat clasping it by the horns, a small child below raising its arms in supplication towards the goat's udder. This scene represents the myth of the she-goat Amalthea who suckled the infant Jupiter, the robed figure behind is the nymph Adrastea, who had charge, with others, of Jupiter's earliest years. The legend goes on to state that the infant Jove, while playing with his four-footed foster parent, accidentally broke off one of her horns. This was made to serve originally as a drinking cup but in later versions of the myth it is filled to overflowing with all the abundance of the field and becomes the ubiquitous Cornucopia (the copious horn, or Horn of Plenty) given by the infant Jove to Adrastea. 3.75 inches. Light dendritic lime deposits on the bottom. A rare and important representation of the myth rendered in fine Classical style. Better than photo.

$3500.



9106. RARE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH UNUSUAL MYTHOLOGICAL CREATURE. Eastern Mediterranean, c. 1st-3rd century AD. The lamp with vertical handle and snub spout, a very unusual mythological creature with the head of a bird, the body of a beast, and a fishes tail molded on the discus. 3.5 inches. A rare type and deserving of further study. Intact and choice.

$1750.



9107. A FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH IRIS AND SARAPIS, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The larger pale yellow ware lamp with vertical handle and snub spout, confronting busts of Isis and Zeus Sarapis molded on the discus. 4.5 inches. The Egypto-Greek cult of Isis and Sarapis spread widely through the Eastern Mediterranean in late Hellenistic and early Roman times. Intact and choice.

$3500.



9108. CLASSIC ROMAN OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The classic red ware lamp with deeply concave discus and volute spout, on the discus a beardless male strides left. Though he holds what appears to be a club and could possibly be Hercules, he is more probably Dionysos, as he wears a goatskin and strides among grapevines. He looks back at what is probably a wine cup which he holds in his left hand. 4.25 inches. Museum quality. Intact and choice with a wonderful classic scene.

$3500.



9109. CLASSIC ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH AN ACTOR'S MASK, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The larger red ware lamp with ring handle and volute spout, a sharp classic actor's mask molded on the discus next to the filler hole, a maker's mark stamped on the bottom. 5 inches. Intact and choice.

$3500.



9110. FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH A BUTTING BULL, c. 1st-3rd century AD. The red ware lamp of circular form with snub spout, on the discus an animated bull rearing and turning its head slightly sideways in the instant just before the charge. 3.2 inches. Intact and choice.

$950.



9698. MUSEUM QUALITY ROMAN FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1stĖ2nd century AD. The terracotta lamp of circular form with volute spout, the discus ornamented with a scene depicting the myth of Leda and the swan. Leda, nude, stg. l. facing the huge spread-winged swan whose tail is visible between her thighs, nude Eros at the right assisting the swan, the egg resulting from their union visible at lower right. 3.8 inches. According to the myth, Zeus made love to Leda in the form of a swan. From this union was produced an egg from which Helen of Troy was born. A superb specimen of Classical erotic art, of the finest style. By far the best example I've carried and worthy of the finest collection.

$8500.



9699. FINE ROMAN EROTIC OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with an explicit erotic scene of a youth kneeling between the legs of a woman who reclines on a couch. 4.1 inches. Sharp choice example. Very rare this nice.

$3500.



9700. ROMAN EROTIC OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with an explicit erotic scene of a youth seated on the side of a bed with a girl straddling him, maker's signature on bottom. 3.4 inches. Much detail, a choice example. Very rare this nice.

$3500.



9701. CHOICE ROMAN TERRA COTTA FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with the head of Silenos l., a wine cup before on the discus. 3.3 inches. Maker's mark on bottom. Of the finest classical style. Extremely rare this nice.

$4500.



9702. A LARGE ROMAN TERRA COTTA FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with the figure of Diana of excellent style with her bow advancing r. within a laurel wreath on the discus. 4.75 inches. Excellent example.

$1850.



9704. ROMAN TERRA COTTA FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with a maenad or musician advancing left on the discus. 3.25 inches. Sharp excellent example.

$650.



9705. ROMAN TERRA COTTA FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with a high profile facing bust with cloak over one shoulder on the discus. 4.3 inches. Maker's signature MNOVIVSI on bottom. Sharp excellent example.

SOLD.



9708. FINE ROMAN TERRA COTTA FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with a high profile dove on a branch on the discus. 4 inches. Maker's signature MNOVIVSII on bottom. Sharp excellent example.

SOLD.



9720. CHOICE ROMAN OIL LAMP MOLD, c. 1st-3rd century. The heavy gypsum? mold for a large and fine lamp with a leaping lion surrounded by grape bunches on the tondo. 5 x 6 inches. Of excellent workmanship. Comes with plasticine impression. (Note: image photographed with light coming from bottom to bring out detail, invert image to see actual impression). Rare. Ex. Bonham's, London.

$2250.



9721. CHOICE ROMAN EROTIC OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with a finely detailed scene in excellent classical style which depicts the myth of Leda and the swan. 3.9 inches. Wonderful sharp example with excellent detail even in the faces. Maker's plantipedia (foot shaped impression) and old penciled collection number on bottom.

$3500.



9722. FINE ROMAN EROTIC OIL LAMP, c. 2nd-3rd century AD. Circular vessel with protruding spout and loop handle; chocolate glazed and tondo molded with a lively couple on a bed engaged in copulatory action. Intact with nice detail. 3-3/8"l. Purchased by present owner from Alex Weber, Mastricht Show.

$2250.



9723. ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATOR, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The pink ware lamp with a standing gladiator wearing a heavily crested helmet and protective armor, and carrying a raised rectangular shield and curved sword. 4.25 inches. A little surface abrasion on bottom. Fine classical style. Lamps depicting gladiators are among the rarest and most sought after types.

$3500.



9724. ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATOR, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The red glazed lamp with a gladiator advancing right wearing a crested helmet and protective armor, and carrying a rectangular shield and gladius (sword), a palm (probably a prize presented to the winner) to r. 9.2 cm. Maker's plantipedia (foot shaped impression) on bottom. Lamps depicting gladiators are among the rarest and most sought after types.

$1250.



9725. ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATOR, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The brown glazed lamp with a standing gladiator wearing a crested helmet and protective armor, and carrying a circular shield and gladius (the Roman sword, from which the word gladiator derives). 3.5 inches. Fine classical style. Some iridescence to the glaze. Lamps depicting gladiators are among the rarest and most sought after types.

$1450.



9726. A ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH FALLEN HEROS OR GLADIATORS, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The scene on the discus depicting a large warrior or gladiator wearing Corinthian style helmet, body armor and greaves apparently clasping the body of what appears to be a youth of smaller stature, bare headed and wearing a close fitting belted garment which leaves the legs bare, the scene framed by a border of grapes. The scene is uncertain, possibly depicting a myth, possibly two companions who fell together in battle. 11.5 cm. Hole in discus not affecting figures and repair near handle, line under spout. An extremely rare depiction deserving of additional study.

$3450.



9727. A FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATORIAL WEAPONS, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp depicting two gladii (Roman short swords) and two pairs of greaves (armor worn on the lower legs). 3.3 inches. Of fine classical style with strong volute and deeply concave discus. Lamps depicting gladiators and their weapons are among the rarest and most sought after types. Choice condition.

$2500.



9728. A FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH GLADIATORIAL WEAPONS, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp depicting two upright gladii (short swords) in their sheaths between which is probably a prize urn presented to the victor. 11.5 cm. Of fine classical style with sharp detail. Lamps depicting gladiators and their weapons are among the rarest and most sought after types. Choice condition.

$1750.



9729. FINE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH TWO GRIFFINS ATTACKING A BULL, c. 1st-3rd century AD. The lamp with a finely detailed scene of two griffins attacking a humped bull, one on its neck the other on its back, a sharply impressed border of tongue design framing the discus. 3.7 inches. Excellent condition except for a small hole in the discus not affecting the figures. Rare and detailed type with more detail than image shows.

$1500.



9730. ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH HERCULES, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The red glaze lamp with Hercules seated on a rock naked holding his club. Maker's signature AVNT?IPP on bottom. 4.1 inches. Intact. Scarce and desirable motif of Hercules.

$1850.



9731. LARGE ROMAN OIL LAMP, c. 3rd-4th century AD. The red glazed lamp with a standing female figure (Fortuna?) holding a cornucopia on the discus. 3.3 x 5 inches. Intact.

$350.



9732. LARGE ROMAN OIL LAMP, c. 3rd-4th century AD. The red glazed lamp with a youth (Pan?) riding a goat on the discus. 3.5 x 5.1 inches. Intact. A wonderful animated scene.

$1250.



9741. AN UNUSUAL ROMAN FIGURAL OIL LAMP, c. 1st-3rd century AD. The large lamp with a left facing robed bust and large headdress surmounted by crescent, a laurel wreath around. 4.5 inches. Intact. One might assume the bust was that of Isis or the moon Goddess, Selene, however it appears to be male with a rather pointed beard and turban like headdress. Certainly a rare and intriguing piece deserving of further study. Any identification appreciated.

$2500.



9742. EXCEPTIONAL MUSEUM QUALITY LARGE ROMAN OIL LAMP, c. 2nd century AD. The red ware lamp with the standing figures of Isis, Harpocrates and Anubis on the discus, maker's plantipedia on bottom. 3 x 5 x 6.1 inches. Of exceptionally large size and quality with sharply detailed figures. A rare scene perhaps indicating the lamp was used in a temple dedicated to Isis. Museum quality. Intact with some ancient soil encrusted inside.

$6500.



7761. ROMAN OIL LAMP, showing two skeletons conversing. Early 1st century type, made of brown glazed, thin clay. Very light ! These is an very rare scene reminding the people to live their life. Length is 7.8 cm. 1st century AC. Intact without any damages. This scene is missing in most of the museums collections. Found in Cologne. A superb style lamp!

SOLD.



8152. CHOICE ROMAN OIL LAMP, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The lamp with large, crisp depiction of a dwarf holding an amphora, makerís name MNOVIVST on bottom. Intact and choice. 4.25 inches.

$750.



7608. ROMAN LAMP WITH CUPID HOLDING A SHELL. Brown glazed clay, with a very detailed Amor. 1st century AD. Exact the same scene on a Trier museum lamp.11.5 x 6.5 cm. Intact.

SOLD.



7609. ROMAN LAMP, showing two crossed caduceus. Brown glazed clay, with a very detailed scene. 1st century AD. 10.5 x 6.5 cm. Intact.

SOLD.



7353. AN IMPRESSIVE ROMAN LAMP, Roman Egypt, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The large double spouted lamp with lion heads on the volutes and an image of Zeus Sarapis on the large leaf handle, faint impression of a hand maker's mark on the bottom. 3.5 x 6 inches. Intact and rare.

$2500.



7354. RARE ROMAN OIL LAMP IN THE FORM OF A NUBIAN HEAD, Roman Egypt, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The small lamp in the form of a Nubian head with diadem and on small tripod feet. 3 inches. Very rare and desirable type.

$650.



7355. RARE ROMAN OIL LAMP WITH HEAD OF AN AFRICAN, Roman Egypt, c. 1st-2nd century AD. The small lamp in the form of a Nubian head. 2.6 inches. Very rare and desirable type.

SOLD.