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Title: A Very nice facing Serapis
Post by: Canaan on January 28, 2019, 10:04:37 am
Dear board,
I have recently acquired a lot of oil lamps and among them there was this beautiful fragment of oil lamp handle depicting a facing Serapis, i think it might be circa 2-3 centure A.D. can any one help me please confirm or no...


Title: Re: A Very nice facing Serapis
Post by: Canaan on January 29, 2019, 06:47:10 am
So I found on line two similar handles with two very different attributes:
from Trocadero.com: Greco-Roman oil lamp handle depicting a bust of Serapis. 2nd/3rd Century AD. 3 inches high. Intact as shown.
https://www.trocadero.com/directory/Antiques/Regional-Art/Ancient-World/Greek?&sortfield=calculatedPrice&sortdir=SORT_ASC&start=18&l=18&view=list



Title: Re: A Very nice facing Serapis
Post by: Canaan on January 29, 2019, 07:35:26 am
and from ancientresource.com :
Greco-Roman Egypt. Ptolemaic period, c. 3rd-1st century BC. Neat terracotta handle from a large oil lamp depicting Serapis. H: 5.7 cm (2 1/4"), great reddish


Title: Re: A Very nice facing Serapis
Post by: otlichnik on January 30, 2019, 08:33:27 am
Such handles are apparently from Loeshke type III lamps and thus date to the first c AD.

SC


Title: Re: A Very nice facing Serapis
Post by: Jay GT4 on January 30, 2019, 11:51:12 am
That's really nice!


Title: Re: A Very nice facing Serapis
Post by: Canaan on January 31, 2019, 12:36:38 am
@ Shawn, thanks a lot for the help and for the great reference you gave me!!!!
@ Jay, Thanks a lot also for the kind words.