7 December 2000
A ROMAN BRONZE CANDELABRUM
Circa 1st Century B.C.-1st Century A.D.
The slender shaft in the form of a foliate stalk, with small nodules along the shaft, opening up to small leaves at the uppermost portion and near the base, with a seated figure of a winged Eros perched along the shaft, resting his head in his hand, his elbow on his left knee, his legs extended outward from the shaft, the tripod base with small leaves arching outward from the base of the stem, with upward-curving tongue shaped leaves in between, surmounted by a small plate to receive a lamp
211/8 in. (53.7 cm) high
Piero Tozzi Gallery, New York
Jarach Family, Geneva
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For a related candelabrum from Pompeii see no. 155a, p. 174 in Ward- Perkins and Claridge, Pompeii AD 79, Volume II.
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