Roman erotic oil lamp
Molded glazed terracotta
Roman, 1st century AD
Length: 11,6 cm
Condition: Restored from fragments but complete
The lamp with a rounded body, volute snout and decentralized filling hole. On the mirror a heterosexual couple is shown in a suggestive pose on a mattress. In front of the kneeling man with his upper body and arms raised there is a female on all fours. She presses her face into the pillow that she clings to with her arms.
Provenance: Ex collection of a European diplomat, before 1965.
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Last updated: Friday, June 11, 2021