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