ROMAN TERRACOTTA OILLAMP WITH GLADIATORS

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ROMAN TERRACOTTA OILLAMP WITH GLADIATORS

Round body with voluted nozzle, discus decorated with scene of two fighting gladiators, at the left a half-naked and bearded retiarius on his knees begging his helmeted opponent for his life; air hole below, incised GABINIA workshop on offset base. Orange clay with red brown slip

Ex coll H.J., Netherlands, acq. from Gorny & Mosch Auktionen 2019
Dim. 9,6 x 6,7 cm. Intact, slip slightly worn

1st cent. AD

Cf. close parallel to Kricheldorf, Tonlampen der Antike, Auktion XII, Stuttgart 11. Okt. 1962, no. 49

 2.500

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