Lamp Dog Attacking Boar

NZD $750



A mould made oil lamp with a round body and a short nozzle. On the discus a
filling hole and the image of a dog attacking a boar, both running to the left.

On the base M NOVIVS T, which is the potter’s mark for Marcus Novius Justus,
who worked in Tunisia, in the early second century AD.   For the potter see
Deneauve, Lampes de Carthage (Paris, Éditions du Centre National de la
Recherche Scientifique, 1969), p. 91; for the motif see idem, no. 511, plate LIII.

Second half of the first – early second century AD

Length:   10 cm

Condition: Small chip on the handle