ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMP WITH LUNAR CRESCENT

£1,100.00

Measurements: 17.5 cm – height

 

Description: An extremely well preserved Ancient Roman bronze oil lamp featuring a lunar crescent at the rear above the handle,  a round body with extended spout upon a raised foot, and a complete and intact chain and hook for hanging.

 

The crescent moon is associated with the Roman goddess Luna, known in Greek mythology as Selene, the divine embodiment of the moon usually depicted in Ancient Roman art paired with Sol Invictus.  Lunar motifs were also linked with the Roman goddesses Diana and Juno.

 

Period: Circa 1st - 3rd Century AD

 

Condition: Extremely fine, complete and intact. An excellent example with beautiful green patination to the surface. Mounted on a custom made stand.

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