Oil Lamp with Double Snout

Culture: Roman
Period: 1st century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 17.7 cm long
Price: Sold
Ref: 7050
Provenance: Private collection Michael Ratzenböck, Upper Austria, Austria. For at least 30 years in a family estate.
Condition: At the bottom a small missing part, which possibly results from an ancient repair. On the foot ring a small hole, otherwise beautifully preserved.
Description: Bronze hanging oil lamp with its original chain and double snout. The cast lamp with a round pouring hole which is framed by three circular ribs. On both sides of the shoulder two circular extensions with engraved rosettes. The long snout with round nozzles, on the sides also circular, protruding eyes with engraved rosettes. The delicate bronze chain hangs on five rings in total, which are closed with loops. The outermost bronze ring hangs in the eyelets at the base of the snout. At the bottom a slightly set off foot ring with concentric circles. Possibly from northern Italy. See for the typus the similar lamp in the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Aquileia with the number (codici) 15811.