1st - 3rd Century Roman Bronze Snake Oil Lamp / Vessel. This is an extraordinary, genuine, Roman bronze lamp or vessel, 1st - 3rd century A.
This design is I believe unique & easily the best Roman bronze I have seen for a very long time. It measures 7 inches in diameter. In the form of a scaled snake, coiled to form a handle & wrapped around the rim of the bowl.
The bowl has a flower petal design to the interior with feathered arrow. The center, the piece stands on a raised foot rim.
CONDITION The center of the bowl is holed, there are 2 further small additional holes - as per images. The overall condition is as you would expect from an object of substantial age that has been displayed/handled/used, usually over the lifetimes of several owners. Items are packed defensively & extreme care is taken to ensure you receive goods in perfect condition.The item "Roman 1st 3rd Century A. Bronze Snake Oil Lamp / Vessel" is in sale since Tuesday, September 18, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Antiquities\Roman". The seller is "ratgallery" and is located in Southbourne. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.