A ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP WITH A SWAN HEAD HANDLE Circa 1st-2nd century AD. The round body with raised, profiled edge set on a low foot ring; with a circular filling hole and an extended nozzle flanked by volutes. The arched handle terminates in a swan head final with naturalistically worked features. The beak of the swan is horizontally pierced, probably to attach a chain with a lid for the filling hole (not preserved). Attractive and rare. L 142 mm, H 82 mm
Austrian private collection, acquired in the 1980s-90s.
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