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Roman Lamp Fragment with Young Satyr, 25-75 BC

Roman Lamp Fragment with Young Satyr, 25-75 BC


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1490833
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Bernhard I. Muller, PhD
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 $480.00 
Discus fragment of a lamp decorated with the half-figure of a satyr holding a thyrsus and blowing a flute. The youthful figure wears a deer skin with the hooves of the animal knotted behind his shoulder.
Rare depiction. Detailed rendering of the head and the anatomical details. Covered with an orange-brown slip.
For a related example, cf. Q3250 in the British Museum database.
According to Bailey, the lamp was probably designed as a pair together with Q3292 (pp. 9-10 and p. 413, pl. 120), which shows a maenad blowing into a kind of bagpipe.
Lamp fragment Q3292 is stylistically close to our piece and dated to 25-75 AD.
Ceramic
Roman, 25-75 AD
H. 8.4 cm (3.3 in)
Board 18 cm (7.1 in) x 14.5 cm (5.7 in)
Fragmentary, excellent quality and condition. Glued on a wooden board.
Swiss private collection formed 1970-2015.

The authenticity of the object is unconditionally guaranteed.