Description Roman oil lamps made of bronze or terracotta were common artifacts of ancient Roman life. Bronze lamps with the whimsical shapes of real or mythical animals or peoples were most valued.
- Designed for Use: Ancient Industrial Arts. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
Provenance Giovanni Dattri, Cairo, [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Lambros-Dattari Sale, Hotel Drouot, Paris, 1912, June 17-19, 1912, p. 53, no. 461; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1912, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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