Lot 340: Roman Oil Lamp with Eagle
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd century AD. A bronze figure-of-eight open oil lamp with flat base and vertical walls, basal ring; loop handle to the rear with ivy-leaf reflector; central boss with separately-cast eagle figurine. Cf. Bailey, D.M. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. IV. Lamps of Metal and Stone and Lampstands, London, 1988, item 3755 for type. 256 grams, 12.5cm (5"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.
Condition Report: Fine condition, repaired.