|ITEM||Oil lamp with bear, Type Bussière D IX|
|PERIOD||1st – 2nd Century A.D|
|DIMENSIONS||40 mm x 65 mm x 95 mm|
|PROVENANCE||Ex Marius-Victor-Ernest Dumas private collection (North Africa and France), acquired in Tunisia between 1890 – 1920.|
M. Dumas was Controleur Civile (French colonial administrator) of the city of Sousse in Tunisia prior to World War I.
This collection of Roman and North African antiquities has remained in the family for the past 100 years in the Haute-Savoie region of France.
|PARALLEL||DENEAUVE J., Lampes de Carthage, Pl. LII, Fig. 508|