Late Roman Oil Lamp with Bacchus

Culture: Roman/North Africa
Period: 4th century A.D.
Material: Terracotta
Dimensions: 11.7 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 7051
Provenance: Belgian private collection, acquired from André de Munter in Brussels in the 1990s.
Condition: Intact
Description: Large oil lamp of the so-called “Red Slip Ware”, which was produced in Roman northern Africa. The long snout with a round nozzle. The mirror with two pouring holes, between them a bust of Bacchus in relief. The god of wine is crowned by wine leaves, heavy grapes cascade on the sides of his head. The shoulder of the lamp is decorated with finely curved wine vines. On the back a vertical tenon for carrying.