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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 92

    A SOUTH ARABIAN LIMESTONE OIL LAMP

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

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SOUTH ARABIAN LIMESTONE OIL LAMP
    CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
    In the form of a bearded man, seated with his legs bent at the knees, the round fill hole at the top of his head, a loop at the nape of his neck, his arms wrapped around a turtle projecting outwards from his lap, its head forming the nozzle
    4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    German Private Collection, 1985.