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Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 2797. Estimate $500. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006. 
Sold For $500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

[Oil lamps] ROMAN. Italy. Pottery erotic oil lamp. Circa 1st century AD. Length 11cm. Mold-formed with central motif of a couple seated on a low couch engaged in a rather athletic sex act. Volutes flanking nozzle, vent/fill hole, no handle. Possible potter’s stamp on base. Buff colored clay with red slip. Good condition, surfaces worn.

From the Dr. Robert B. Beckett Collection.