• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 78

    A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    The circular lamp with twin volute-shaped nozzles, the circular filler holes within the recessed tondo, on disc foot the underside with concentric circles, ring handle surmounted with large finely detailed openwork plate with vine leaves and grape clusters, a central bust of Zeus Amon wearing modius and ram's horns
    10 in. (25.5 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the De Clercq collection (1836-1901), Paris.


    Literature

    A. de Ridder, Collection de Clercq, les Bronzes, Paris, 1904, p. 315, no. 517.