20 October 1999,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 518
GBP 300 - GBP 400
TWENTY-SEVEN TERRACOTTA LAMPS AND A FEEDER FLASK
MID-1ST MILLENNIUM B.C./A.D.
Including six Eastern Mediterranean 'cocked hat' lamps, one with traces of green glaze; another with pinched sides and twin loop handles; five Hellenistic lamps each with long nozzle, two of which black-glazed; a black-glazed feeder flask on pedestal foot with side spout, handle damaged, all circa 4th-3rd Century B.C.; two stylized 'frog' lamps, circa 3rd-4th Century A.D.; and others with central relief moulded discus decorated with twin cornucopia, a peacock and a naked child on a galloping horse, mainly 1st-2nd Century A.D., small chips
5.3/8 to 3 in. (13.7 to 8.3 cm.) long (28)
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