• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 371

    A LARGE GROUP OF ROMAN TERRACOTTA LAMPS AND AMPULLAE

    CIRCA 1ST-6TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE GROUP OF ROMAN TERRACOTTA LAMPS AND AMPULLAE
    CIRCA 1ST-6TH CENTURY A.D.
    Comprising a twin-nozzle lamp decorated with goddess holding cornucopia, late 1st Century B.C., 7¼ in. (18 cm.) long; another decorated with rabbit, 1st Century B.C./A.D., 2¾ (7 cm.) long; fourteen 'frog'-lamps, 2nd-4th Century A.D., 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long max.; seven ampullae decorated with St Menas and two camels, 4 in. (10 cm.) high max.; eight Romano-Egyptian terracotta figures, including seated Harpocrates, 1st-3rd Century A.D., 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high max.; a Coptic wood kohl-tube with incised decoration, 7¼ in. (17.4 cm.) high; and five Coptic textile fragments, 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) long max., all circa 3rd-6th Century A.D. (66)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the present owner's late father, Joseph Cassar (1919-2009), the former British vice-consul in Alexandria, 1952-1956.