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Lot 0021
**Originally Listed At $150**

Roman, Imperial Period, ca. 1st to 2nd century CE. A large mold-formed terracotta handle for an even larger oil lamp. The handle is triangular in form with three acutely-angled corners, rounded obverse and reverse sides, and a tab-shaped, and a downward-projecting neck, all covered in red slip. The obverse side portrays a wondrous scene in low relief of a nude male reclining atop a foliate ground beneath the sinuous branches of an overarching tree. A lyre hangs above the figure, and a young lamb stands to the left of the instrument while facing right. A small wire stand presents the handle in a slightly leaning manner. A fine example with beautiful iconography and sophisticated presentation! Custom metal display stand included. Size: 3.25" W x 4.125" H (8.3 cm x 10.5 cm); 4" H (10.2 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection

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Condition

Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, small losses to front and back of neck, minor nicks to peripheries, with light fading to low relief details, and some fading to coloration. Light earthen deposits and nice encrustations throughout. Old inventory label taped to verso.

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Roman Terracotta Oil Lamp Handle - Nude Male

Estimate $200 - $300Feb 25, 2019
Louisville, CO, USA