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Figurine of Fortuna

The Roman goddess Fortuna was the bearer of fortune and good luck. She is shown here with a ‘cornucopia’ also called the ‘horn of plenty’. The figurine was in the...

Statuette of a bird

This statuette is not what it first seems. The collector acquired it thinking it was a genuine ancient Egyptian object. More recently it has been identified as a 19th or...

Ringstone depicting Pantheistic Bes

The image on this Roman ‘intaglio’ ringstone is of a bearded figure with double wings and the head of the Egyptian god Bes, has a crocodile's tail and is wearing...

Oil lamp in the shape of a mummy

This lamp was described by its collector as ‘Romano-Egyptian. Mummy-shaped, 4 in. by 2 in. Pink clay; originally with brown glaze. Handle raised, in form of skull-like head emerging from...

Oil lamp depicting a man

This lamp was described by its collector as ‘Pinkish clay, unglazed: no handle: 3.4 in. by 2.9 in. Incuse volutes over nozzle: two volutes and two butterfly-like ornaments round the...

Intaglio ringstone

This Roman ringstone is made from a type of stone called obsidian. It is engraved on both sides and around the bevelled edge. One side is a double-headed serpent wearing...

Oil lamp depicting seven-branched candlestick

The images on this Roman oil lamp are Judeo-Christian religious symbols, including a seven-branch candelabrum and vine leaves. It was made in Alexandria in Egypt which had important Jewish and...

Earring

This ear-ring is a simple design made from twisted wire and is a type that was popular for thousands of years. It was described by its collector as ‘Small ear-ring...

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