• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 97 A

    A GROUP OF BRONZE LAMPS

    ROMAN-ISLAMIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-8TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A GROUP OF BRONZE LAMPS
    ROMAN-ISLAMIC PERIOD, CIRCA 3RD-8TH CENTURY A.D.
    Including a Roman hanging lamp, with suspension chain, the handle with acanthus leaf terminal, the leaf tip looping back in the form of a duck's head, 10 cm. high; a Byzantine lamp with openwork cross thumbspur; another with bird perched on scrolling handle, 9.5 cm. high max.; a Byzantine bronze lamp stand, 28.5 cm. high; three Byzantine bronze four-nozzled lamps, one mounted, 14.5 cm. high max.; and a Byzantine bronze ampulla, of cast circular form, cross on one side, inscription on other, 6.5 cm. high (9)


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    Provenance

    Acquired in the 1960s or early 1970s.