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Roman Period Discus Lamp Depicting an Erotic Scene - L.0333
Origin: Petra, Jordan
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 1.6" (4.1cm) high x 3.8" (9.7cm) wide
Catalogue: V1
Collection: Roman
Medium: Terracotta

Location: UAE
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In the Classical World, there was a general acceptance of the place of sexuality in everyday life. Lamps such as this, with frank and open depictions of eroticism, would have lit bedchambers throughout the Roman Empire. It reminds us that, while great empires rise and fall, the fundamentals of life have changed but little with the centuries. - (L.0333)


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