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A Roman Bronze Lamp in the Form of a Comic Mask
Bronze, late first-early second century C.E. Condition: Handle detached and the part that joined the body missing. H. 6.9 cm.; L. 12.5 cm. The lamp, the body of which has the form of a comic mask set on a low turned foot, is cast and of substantial weight. The nozzle emerging below the beard of the mask has a tip of almost triangular form when seen from above and is surrounded by a flat raised border; the space on the top of the nozzle between the lamp body and the small, round…
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