Offered is a spectacular classical Roman oil lamp belonging to the 1st century AD with a pear-shaped body and a broad rounded end that tapers in and then sharply outwards towards where it intersects with a smaller rounded head, depicting the head of a Roman God or Goddess on the handle, in superb condition and exceptional realistic details in the rendering of the face and hair.
The sill of the lamp is beautifully crafted and thins in proportion with the taper while also blending in a seamless bevel with the recessed top of the oil lamp. A filling hole in shape of a grape bunch is incised through the center of the smaller head; a teardrop-shaped orifice marks the center of the main body of the lamp. A circular base over which the weight of the lamp is concentrated is situated underneath.
This fabulous ancient oil lamp is embellished with a stunning natural fine dark green and reddish patina. It is a one-of-a-kind in its class for its rare large size and extreme fine quality.
The followings are the dimensions of the ancient Roman bronze oil lamp:
Width: 10 inches or 25 cm
Height: 6 inches or 15 cm
Depth: 4 inches or 10 cm
Weight: 1624 grams
More photographs can be provided upon request.