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LOT 0779

GBP (£) 300 - 400
EUR (€) 360 - 480
USD ($) 410 - 540

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£270 (EUR 323; USD 368) (+bp*)

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Roman FORTIS Factory Lamp with Actor's Mask

1st-2nd century AD

A terracotta oil lamp with tapering body, discus bearing an actor's mask in low-relief flanked by two filling holes, D-shaped nozzle, deep border to body, two triangular lugs to the shoulders, basal rings with 'FORTIS' at centre, pellet in circle beneath. 98 grams, 10.5cm (4"). Fine condition.

Ex property of a deceased gentleman in the 1980s, by descent.

The 'Fortis' lamp factory was sited in modern Modena, Italy, and its products were used up to the end of the 2nd century AD.