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FABULOUS Antique ROMAN Bronze OIL LAMP Highly Influenced with GREEK MYTHOLOGY

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Seller: postmark67 (1,567) 100%, Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Ships to: US, Item: 112208971453 **** SCROLL DOWN To VIEW ALL Additional PHOTOS of this ITEM **** **** **** **** **** From Our Collection of Authentic Antique Bronze Oil Lamps AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL & MYSTERIOUS, ANTIQUE, HEAVY BRONZE, 'Grand Tour' ROMAN OIL LAMP with 2 FONTS, with Pedestal Base ~ Design & Style influenced by Greek Mythology adopted by the Roman Empire, along with many Archaeological Treasures which had been rediscovered with the excavations of Pompeii during the early 18th Century AD. ~ Much detail on this Lamp including the head of the immortal Horse Arion (mythically endowed with speech), on a long neck, with the back of the neck decorated with a vertical feathered wing ~ Under the head of the Horse, at the bottom of the neck, is the head of Pan (Spirit of the Forest in Greek Mythology), with his long pointed ears and beard of leaves ~ The Bowl being covered with a cap with a handle in the shape of a Classic Greek Woman's head known as Hera (queen of the heavens and goddess of marriage and empires in Greek Mythology) ~ Between the Fonts is the head of the Cretan Bull (who carried away Europa, and who Pasiphae fell in love with giving birth to Minotaur), with Palmetto Leaves on each side ~ The entire composition being held on one leg on the bottom of which expands into a Pedestal consisting of 16 fingers with claws, mounted upon on a square base (as Shown in the Photos Below) ~ Measuring Approximately 4-3/4 inches x 3 inches x 5-1/2 inches high ~ mx-137 ~ ITEM # lamp-019 ~ **** NO RESERVE!! ~ Look Over the Additional Photos Provided Below as they are part of the Description ~ This Particular, Unique, 'One-of-a-Kind', Antique Oil Lamp is the Pride of our Collection. We have never encountered any 2-Font Oil Lamp as Ornate & so detailed as this. This Incredible Oil Lamp shows only the slightest wear, with deep bronze discoloration commensurate with age & use, remaining in Fantastic Condition overall... and It Will make an Exquisite Addition for Your Collection, Display or a Fantastic Gift!!! EXQUISITE & MAGNIFICENT ROMAN BRONZE OIL LAMPS such as this type would have been owned only by the more wealthier Roman Class for centuries ~ being copied in style mostly from the Greeks, being ornamented with Symbols of Greek Mythology. Ranging vastly in size and styles, these Oil Lamps required wicks, and burned such fuels as animal fat & olive oil. Oil Lamps were safer than candles, actually produced a brighter flame, and were cheaper to burn. Terra Cotta Oil Lamps (some being made in exquisite art forms, embossed, painted, etc.) were cheap to produce, but the main problem was that they broke. Oil Lamps of all sizes and shapes were the main source of producing light for thousands of years before electricity came about... thus Oil Lamps were an important part of each individual and for home / villa life. Beautiful Bronze & Brass Oil lamps were produced in Greece and Rome in hundreds of different Styles, Sizes, and Shapes ~ often enhanced with various symbols or images of gods, animals & scripture. During the excavations of Pompeii, Herculaneum and many villas throughout the surrounding areas, hundreds of thousands of Roman Artifacts were easily uncovered from the 13 to 20 feet of ash and pumice that had covered these areas for centuries ever since the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 A.D. Systematic excavations of these areas began in 1738 thru 1750, with news of the discovery of ancient cities spreading throughout all of Europe. Enterprising entrepreneurs realizing the potential tourist market ~ created adventurous journeys through Europe that became known as the Grand Tours, in which the more aristocratic & intellectually curious European Tourist traveled to Naples (the southernmost stop of the Grand Tour), to see what all the excitement was about ~ purchasing thousands of uncovered artifacts as souvenirs to take back home as elegant conversation pieces. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the famous Italian volcano Vesuvius erupted several times again spurning additional interest and additional Grand Tours ~ though on smaller scales. ~ Illustrated publications documenting the finds uncovered years before (during the 1700's) ~ created a rage for these Rare Antiquities that became a major tourist industry throughout the 19th century ~ When the demand for the actual artifacts through sales to the many tourist depleted the originals, Entrepreneurs and Craftsman made and sold exact Roman Replicas such as this Lamp to the public ~ **** CHECK OUT our Other AUCTIONS - as we Will Always COMBINE SHIPPING (When Possible) on Multiple Purchases **** BE SURE TO CHECK OUT OUR OTHER AUCTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL RELATED ITEMS!!!! THANKS AGAIN! **** **** **** **** The Great Northwest Trading Company - Est. 1976 Material: Bronze

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