Bronze Figural Oil Lamp, Rome, 1st century BCE-CE. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Photo Artemis Gallery.
Among the finest oil lamps we have had the pleasure of handling! Cast bronze lamp in the form of a standing African male. He stands nude save cape over his shoulder, very anatomically correct, holding a torch which acts as the spout to the lamp, small hole in his left shoulder acts as the fill hole. The sculpture has developed a stunning multi-hued patina and is simply gorgeous! Size: 6″H – not counting custom stand.
Provenance: Ex-private New York City, NY collection