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Lot 0112
1st century AD. A bronze hanging oil lamp comprising a central bowl and three radiating nozzles each with a flared rim and pierced lug to accept a suspension chain, three interstitial wings shaped like the prow of a galley with incised detailing, chains attached to a distributor ring. [A video of this item is available to view on TimeLine Auctions website.] Cf. Mattusch, C.C. Pompeii and the Roman Villa: Art and Culture Around the Bay of Naples, Washington, 2008, item 47. 868 grams, 19cm (7 1/2"). Formerly in a private European collection; previously in a German private collection formed 1950-1970s.

Condition

Very fine condition, cleaned and conserved.

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