A rare Roman bronze oil lamp, the lid with an image of Mercury

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A rare Roman bronze oil lamp, the lid with an image of Mercury
Stock Number:
y871
$ 3500.00

Description

A rare Roman bronze oil lamp, the hinged lid cast in the form of the head of Mercury the handle is surmounted by a palmette, which has been re-joined across the centre and has some peripheral loss deep, brownish-green patina overall

Ex: S. Kovar Collection, Collected in the 1930's.

Ex: East Australian Trading, Sale No. AA201508, Date: 10 Aug 2015 Lot 119.

Origin:

Circa 3rd to 4th Century A.D. Near East,

Dimensions:

21 x 10 x 10 cm

Condition:

Minor ancient loss evident.