• Antiquities auction at Christies

    Sale 5487

    Antiquities

    29 April 2010, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 75

    A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA LAMP-HOLDER

    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A ROMANO-EGYPTIAN TERRACOTTA LAMP-HOLDER
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C./A.D.
    In the form of a comic mask of a slave, with deep furrowed brow, pierced eyes and large pierced mouth, elaborate wreath in hair, pierced handle in the form of a dolphin, with remains of red pigment
    6¾ in. (17 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of an actor, Paris; acquired before 1970.
    Accompanied by a French passport.