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A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP
A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP

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

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A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP
SYRIA, CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a reclining bull, the twin spouts with upturned nozzles, projecting on either side of his undulating dewlap in the place of forelegs, his hind legs folded below, incised ridges along his flank and hind legs, the tail forming a loop, with short upturned horns, outlined eyes and ridged muzzle, incised details on the ears, the lidded rectangular fill-hole with a ring handle above, hinged at the top of his hind quarters, on three cylindrical tangs
7 in. (17.8 cm.) long
Provenance
with Mathias Komor, New York, 1959.

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Lot Essay

For a related example in the form of a horse from the Hauran see no. 214, pp. 415-416 in Weiss, ed., Ebla to Damascus, Art and Archaeology of Ancient Syria.

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