Date: 1ST - 2ND CENTURY AD.
Provenance: EX: PRIVATE COLLECTION, LONDON.
Measurements: 3.25 INCHES LONG, (8 CMS).
With a short nozzle flanked by volutes, the discus with a raised border surrounded by a band of circles, molded with a love making love scene; with a man reclining, penetrating her from behind, his right arm resting on a bed, the woman reclining and facing forward, she is supporting herself with her hands, the bottom stamped with concentic bands.
CF: For a closely similar oil lamp, see lot 135, Christies New York Antiquities Auction, 8 June 2004, Also see Michael Grant, Erotic Art in Pompeii, The secret collection of the National Museum of Naples, (London 1975).