Signed Roman Oil Lamp with the Erymanthian Boar A Roman terra sigillata oil lamp with a pierced, raised and rounded handle, short canal nozzle and o.. Product #: FR-0013 Regular price: $325.00 $325.00 In Stock
Signed Roman Oil Lamp with the Erymanthian BoarSigned Roman Oil Lamp with the Erymanthian BoarSigned Roman Oil Lamp with the Erymanthian BoarSigned Roman Oil Lamp with the Erymanthian BoarSigned Roman Oil Lamp with the Erymanthian Boar

Signed Roman Oil Lamp with the Erymanthian Boar

Product Code: FR-0013
Length: 11CM
Width: 3CM
Height: 8CM

£325.00

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A Roman terra sigillata oil lamp with a pierced, raised and rounded handle, short canal nozzle and one filling hole. The discus of the lamp features a depiction of a boar and a club, a typical attribute of Hercules, sorrounded by two concentric circles.

The lamp is marked to the underside C. OPPIUS. RES, standing for the maker C. Oppius Restitutus who was a Roman potter or owner of a pottery workshop, probably during the late Flavian to the early Antonine period (listed in the Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum; D.M. Bailey). He was the most prolific central Italian lamp...

A Roman terra sigillata oil lamp with a pierced, raised and rounded handle, short canal nozzle and one filling hole. The discus of the lamp features a depiction of a boar and a club, a typical attribute of Hercules, sorrounded by two concentric circles.

The lamp is marked to the underside C. OPPIUS. RES, standing for the maker C. Oppius Restitutus who was a Roman potter or owner of a pottery workshop, probably during the late Flavian to the early Antonine period (listed in the Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum; D.M. Bailey). He was the most prolific central Italian lamp maker of this period and lamps from his workshop were found across Gallia Narbonensis, Cyprus, Africa and Italia, in particular: Rome, Sicily and Sardinia. Very fine condition, completely intact with signs of aging on the surface.

The representation of the boar and the club refers to Hercules’ Twelve Labours. On the Fourth Labour, Hercules was sent to Psophis, in western Arcadia, to defeat and capture the terrible and giant Erymanthian boar.

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