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Auction Closes At: 10:34:00 07/20/2016
Time Remaining: Closed
Lot# & Name: 018. Roman 3-Wick Pottery Oil Lamp of “ANIA”
Estimate: $800-$1,200
Current High Bid: $500.00
Auction Closed(Final Price) $500.00

Category: Antiquities
Sub Category: Classical Antiquities - Roman
Culture or Country: Eastern Mediterranean.
Period: Ca. 3rd-4th century A.D.
Size: 5-3/8”L..

Description: Large reddish-brown pottery triple wick oil lamp, elaborately decorated in relief with a central female bust having long ringlets and wearing a diadem. Embossed to the left of the bust: “ANIA”, who was a Roman widow, celebrated for her beauty, she vowed never to marry again out of respect for her deceased husband. A dagger depicted below her name. Wide border encircling her bust depicting six chariots driven by cherubs. Some erosion to one of the chariots, hole in base, shallow chip on one side, otherwise intact. A rare and historically interesting example.
Provenance: Estate collection of Nourollah Elghanayan, NYC., acquired 1960s - 70s.
Shipping Fee:
National: $24.00
International: $90.00 (This is approximate and for Postal Service. Prices may vary, especially for private carriers such as: FEDEX, UPS and BAX).

Roman 3-Wick Pottery Oil Lamp of “ANIA”

BIDDER BID QTY Original Bid Time
1. lee $500.00 1 7/20/2016 10:05:52 AM
2. AH $475.00 1 7/20/2016 7:46:22 AM
3. lee $450.00 1 7/20/2016 10:05:47 AM
4. Hector $400.00 1 7/19/2016 6:38:19 PM

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