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    Sale 5399

    Antiquities

    30 April 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 56

    TWO ROMANO-EGYPTIAN OR PARTHIAN BRONZE ALTARS

    2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    TWO ROMANO-EGYPTIAN OR PARTHIAN BRONZE ALTARS
    2ND-3RD CENTURY A.D.
    Each of similar form, on short cylindrical pedestal resting on square base with four low feet, the square dish with flaring triangular corners with knob terminals, 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) high; a hanging bronze oil lamp with long tubular nozzle and raised circular neck, three suspension loops around the body with attached link chain and long iron pin, lamp 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long; a bronze lamp on tripod claw feet, with twin nozzles at either side of circular open body, 4¾ in. (12 cm.) across max.; and a bronze conical pendant staff with three suspended links each with heavy knob terminal, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long, all circa 1st-5th Century A.D. (5)


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    Items one-two: cf. J. D. Cooney, Late Egyptian and Coptic Art, Brooklyn Museum, 1943, pp. 9 and 19, pl. 29, for a further discussion on the type which was common both to Egypt and the Near East.

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    Provenance

    German private collection, formed during the 1960s-1970s.