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Lot 342: Roman Oil Lamp with Maenad
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 2nd century AD. A bronze figure-of-eight lamp with flared base, lip to the upper face, loop handle to the rear, discoid reflector with female face of a maenad and nimbus of radiating petals. Cf. Bailey, D.M. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. IV. Lamps of Metal and Stone and Lampstands, London, 1988, item Q3752. 116 grams, 10cm (4"). Property of a Surrey collector; acquired in the early 1970s.
Condition Report: Fine condition.