Provenanced Roman North Africa Redware Lamp


A Roman redware oil lamp, the discus of which is decorated with a palm-tree and wave pattern around the perimeter. Two filling holes are situated towards the centre. The lamp has a solid handle at the rear, and stands on a low ring foot.

Date: Circa 400-500 AD
Provenance: From the collection of Arno Jumpertz, Leverkusen, Germany, 1924-1984. Much of the collection was exhibited at Neus museum, 1985.
Condition: Very Fine condition; small repair around spout, otherwise intact; a few light earthy accretions.

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Product Code: AS-3691
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The palm tree bore several meanings to the ancient Romans, but it was associated closely with victory and considered an attribute of the goddess Victory.

As a symbol, the date palm also represented the city of Judaea. It appeared as a motif on the Hasmonian coinage issued by Herod Antipas.

Weight 156 g
Dimensions L 13.3 cm


Pottery and Porcelain

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