This is a fine Roman moulded terracotta oil lamp, coming from the Central Mediterranean area, either Italy or North Africa. The discus has a filling hole and shows the image of an eagle, its wings closed and its head turned to the right.
On the base is a single line, which may be just that or the letter I, a workshop mark.
Late first century - mid second century C.E.
Length 10.7 cm.
Dutch private collection, acquired from Gorny & Mosch, Germany, around 2002; before that German private collection, 1974.
Intact with some encrustation, surface wear and scratching.