Hanging oil lamp with cover
Late 19th century
Object Place: Naples? "in the Pompeiian manner"
Legacy dimension: H. 16 1/2" W. 7 1/4" D. 6 1/2"
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(Pair with 65.208) Tripod stand with rams heads, legs and hoofs. Shaft in shape of tree trunk with sprays of leaves and acorns, surmounted by crane-type bird clutching two coiling snakes in its beak. Snake hung with detachable ring from which miniature lamp is suspended by two chains attached to swans on lamp. Lamp serves as container for oil, with openings at each end for burning, snail finial on cover. Incised designs on hoofs, rams heads and crane-type bird.
Gift of Ralph Lowell in memory of A. Lawrence Lowell from his Cousin Ralph Lowell