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  • Description

    Terracotta lamp with a scene of a woman performing cunnilingus on another woman.

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    • 1-99
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  • Dimensions

    • Diameter: 7.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    C. Dumas & Jean-Michel Baude (2005) L’érotisme des Gaules, Cazenave - Musée des Baux, 39.

  • Exhibition history

    2010 Jan - April, Nottingham, The University of Nottingham, Lakeside Arts Centre, Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths and Meanings
    2014 Feb - May, Isle of Wight, Brading Roman Villa, Roman Sexuality: Images, Myths and Meanings

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    Formerly in the Mex Collection

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    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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