Roman Bronze Oil Lamp on a Ring Foot

Culture: Roman
Period: 2nd century A.D.
Material: Bronze
Dimensions: 12.2 cm long
Price: 680 Euro
Ref: 7040
Provenance: Collection Karl Ledl (1924-1968), Vienna. Acquired in the 1950s. Since then in a family estate.
Condition: Lid missing, otherwise intact.
Description: Small bronze oil lamp with a large, angular noozle and round wick hole. The pouring hole raised with a thickened rim, where once a lid sat, which was inserted in the still preserved vertical eyelet. The handle ring-shaped for the index finger, the place for the thumb in form of an acanthus leaf. The lamp stands on a ring foot, which is arched inwards.