Roman beige terracotta oil lamp. The discus decorated with a standing winged figure of Victory, dressed in long flowing robes, holding branch and wreath.
Condition: Complete and intact, surface glaze worn.
The Romans discovered the goddess Victory when they conquered the Greek world. They immediately adopted and adapted her as a symbol of Rome’s domination of the known world, and as an incarnation of imperial power embodying the virtue of the Roman people.
Literature: Item 299; Lampes de Carthage ; Jean Deneauve
NB Not supplied with stand.
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VAT no: 337067888 / Margin scheme - second hand goods
- Antigua Roma
- Lámpara de aceite con victoria alada
- 10.5×7.9×2.7 cm
- Siglo / marco temporal
- 1st century AD.
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