Description: A red-slipped terracotta oil lamp with round nozzle and ring handle, a female bust modelled on the discus. A makers mark IVNIALEXI impressed on the base. The red slip rather unevenly applied and some wear to the slip, particularly on one side, otherwise condition good, probably from Tunisia.
Size: 107 mm/4.2 ins. in length
Date: c. 120–200 A.D.
Provenance: From the estate of a deceased London collector.
Background: The collector, who worked as a buyer for Fortnum and Mason, Piccadilly, London, built up a fine collection of coins and antiquities purchased from leading London dealers.