4 June 2008
A ROMAN BRONZE TRIPOD STAND
CIRCA LATE 1ST CENTURY B.C.-EARLY 1ST CENTURY A.D.
Likely for an oil lamp, the flat circular platform with a tondo of concentric lathe-turned grooves, the outer edge raised and rounded, supported on three feline paws, large decorative palmettes descending in between
4 in. (10.2 cm.) high; 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diameter
European Private Collection, prior to 1954.
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For the type see no. 181, cat. no. 82, p. 204 in Stefanelli, et al., Il Bronzo dei Romani.
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