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Oil Lamp in the Form of an African's Head - FZ.203
Origin: Alexandria, Egypt
Circa: 100 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 2.5" (6.4cm) high x 3.625" (9.2cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze

Location: UAE
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In the ancient world, it was not uncommon for even the most functional objects to have a decorative flair. Here, a small, portable household lamp has taken the form of an African's head. When we hold its handle today, turning the lamp this way and that to admire its beautiful workmanship, we realize that we share our pleasure with the original owner of the piece. Suddenly, the love of beauty dissolves time and connects us across the ages with a vanished ancient life. - (FZ.203)


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