26 - 27 October 2004
A LARGE ROMAN BRONZE LAMP IN THE FORM OF A DUCK
1ST CENTURY A.D.
The duck standing with head turned to the right with open beak, the tail forming the lamp's nozzle with a decorative comic mask moulding around the aperture and scalloped edge, filling hole in centre back (hinged lid missing), finely detailed plumage, on rectangular plinth, repaired
10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high
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Animals, 1981, I, no. 165; Noah's Ark, 1997, no. 23.; and A. P. Kozloff, Perry Grin's Travels, The Cleveland Museum of Art, 1981 (a children's story book).
This duck was known affectionately by Leo as "Julius".
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