Roman Lamp Showing Lovers in Bed

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 12 November 2018
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The scene on this terracotta lamp depicts a man and woman having sex. Said to be from near Naples, in modern-day Italy. Roman period, made in Italy, about 10-30 CE. (The British Museum, London).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2018, November 12). Roman Lamp Showing Lovers in Bed. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9441/roman-lamp-showing-lovers-in-bed/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Roman Lamp Showing Lovers in Bed." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 12, 2018. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9441/roman-lamp-showing-lovers-in-bed/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Roman Lamp Showing Lovers in Bed." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Nov 2018. Web. 26 Nov 2021.

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