26 - 27 October 2004
A ROMAN BRONZE LAMP HANDLE WITH BAT
1ST-2ND CENTURY A.D.
The bat emerges from a calyx leaf with curled ring handle at rear, with taut outstretched wings (left missing) and bared fangs, the body with incised ivy leaf decoration, mounted
4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) high
Rupert Wace Ancient Art Ltd., Basel Fair, 1998.
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Animals, 2004, VI, no. 72.
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