Livia on a Roman lamp (?)
Clay.
Ca. 40—80 CE.
London, The British MuseumInv. No. GR 1856.12-26.497; Lamp Q 807.Photo by Roger B. Ulrich

Livia on a Roman lamp (?).

Clay.
Ca. 40—80 CE.
Inv. No. GR 1856.12-26.497; Lamp Q 807.

London, The British Museum

Origin:
Said to have been from the Italian site of Pozzuoli. Bequeathed by Sir William Temple.
Description:
A simple image made from a mold to decorate a Roman lamp (note the hole for oil on the right). This may be a commemorative image of Liva, the wife of Rome’s first emperor Augustus. As it has been dated to ca. 40-80 CE, this would be a posthumous commemorative “souvenir” of sorts (Livia died in 29 CE).
Credits:
© 2010. Photo, text: Roger B. Ulrich.
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History of Ancient Rome