Hellenistic terracotta figure of Aphrodite.
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Large Brown Glazed Erotic Lamp
Roman Empire, c. 2nd Century AD
Large, light-tan clay oil lamp with glossy brown slip over whole; sunken central discus with erotic scene showing copulating couple upon an elaborate couch in raised relief; narrow, downward sloping shoulder, voluted channel and rounded nozzle with large wick hole.
Raised base-ring with makers mark.
For a similar discus type cf. Bailey, D.M., A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum, 1988, Q.1512.