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Roman Hanging Oil Lamp with Goose-Head Handle

Lot 1169
1st-2nd century AD. A bronze oil lamp with drum-shaped central chamber and tiered discus, broad nozzle with flared finial and vent, lateral spurs with suspension lugs, curved handle to the rear with floral band extending to a goose-head finial with beak pierced for attachment to a suspension chain. See Bailey, D.M. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. IV. Lamps of Metal and Stone and Lampstands, London, 1988 for discussion. 255 grams, 14cm (5 1/2"). From a private collection; formed 1965-1975.


Fine condition.

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Roman Hanging Oil Lamp with Goose-Head Handle

Estimate £300 - £400Sep 04
London, UK