Julio-Claudian Lamp with Mars Holding Military Trophy
Circa 40-75 AD
Description: Mould made early Roman lamp with voluted nozzle. On the discus, Mars Ultor walks to the left, wearing a waistband tied at each hip, and a crested helmet. In his right hand he carries a lance or spear, and in his left he holds a trophy over his shoulder. The lamp is on a ring base. Loeschcke Type IV and shoulder is Form IIIa.
Lenght: 4 in. (10 cm)
Condition: Nozzle restored, otherwise intact with some wear.
Provenance: Ex-Israeli property.
Reference: See Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum, Vol II, #Q878 for a similar example. Also, see Charles Ede, Collecting Antiquities, #111.
Price: $ 725
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