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A large, rare and pleasant Roman buffware oil lamp featuring the Goddess Ceres and Scylla. SOLD
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c.2nd/3rd Century A.D. A nice large Roman buffware terracotta oil lamp featuring a design on the top surface of the goddess Ceres holding ears of corn with a legendary serpent like monster known as a Scylla entwined around her waise with a steering oar in its left hand, indicated dog heads and two snakelike spreads on the right and left of them instead of legs. Some light surface wear as is to be expected for its great age but otherwise robust, nicely intact and in very nice overall condition with good bold detail. A large, rare and pleasant lamp. Excavated in Italy in the mid 20th Century and from an old Suffolk collection. 127mm long x 90mm wide x 60mm deep