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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 252

    A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP

    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP
    CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY A.D.
    In the form of a left foot wearing an elaborate sandal (trochas), the big toe resting on the upturned acanthus-covered nozzle, the oval lid hinged, the knob in the form of a nesting bird, the ring handle at the back of the heel with a knobbed foliate thumbrest, a suspension loop at the front of the ankle
    6¼ in. (15.9 cm.) long


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    Provenance

    Arthur Richter, California.
    Professor and Mrs. Sid Port; Christie's, New York, 12 June 2002, lot 236.