8 June 2004
THE HADDAD COLLECTION OF ANCIENT EROTIC ART, PART II
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A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP
CIRCA 1ST CENTURY B.C.-1ST CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a satyr crouching on his goat legs, his tail looped to form the handle, the details of his fur incised, his round fleshy face angled down, with two knobby horns above his forehead, his hands around his exaggerated phallus that serves as the lamp's nozzle, two perforations above the head for attachment of the now-missing lid, with incised ornamentation at the back
2½ in. (6.4 cm.) high
with George Zachos.
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