The Swan Lamp from Egan Bronze classical oil lamps cast in bronze with patina

The Swan lamp from Egan Bronze classical oil lamps cast in bronze with patina, title
$950
Limited Edition 300
Verdigris
H. 3 3/4" W. 2 3/4" L. 7 1/2"

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By the beginning of the second century AD, a skilled group of “collegia fabrorum” (journeyman artists) had developed design and casting techniques to produce virtually any object. The style departed dramatically from the wheel-thrown lamps, but retained the sunken discus to divert oil back into the fill hole. Most of these designs are found in bronze.

The use of the swan symbol predates written history. The V-shape or chevrons allude to the shape of the female pubic area and the migratory regeneration. It is a symbol of great complexity.

The dedication of the swan to the god Apollo, the god of music, arose out of the belief that it would sing sweetly when on the point of death.

Italy - 2nd century AD

Patinaed bronze with bezel set citrine

Classic Mediterranean Lady image




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