4th Century North African oil lamp from Egan Bronze classical oil lamps cast in bronze with patina Click for larger
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4th Century North African oil lamp from Egan Bronze classical oil lamps cast in bronze with patina, title

$925
Limited Edition 300
Antique Greek
H. 3" W. 4 1/8 " L. 7 1/8"


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During the late 4th century AD, the political, commercial, military, agricultural, and religious fragmentation of the Roman Empire caused much of the lamp commerce to migrate to the North African regions of the Mediterranean. The body of the North African lamps is shaped like a pear and has a curved, sunken filling-hole, which extends to the wick-hole by way of a narrow channel. Floral or military designs decorate the lamp's wide shoulders. The graceful transition of the body to the handle is pleasing to the eye, and also serves as a secure thumbhold when the palm is cupped under the lamp.

North African - Late 4th to mid 5th century AD

Patinaed bronze

Classical warrior image




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Frank Egan 1999 - 2017
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