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Antiquities => Oil Lamps => Topic started by: pogh_poor on February 15, 2021, 07:25:13 pm



Title: Interesting Oil Lamp with a Winged Creature with a human body and a bird's head?
Post by: pogh_poor on February 15, 2021, 07:25:13 pm
I acquired an interesting oil lamp today from an estate.  It measures approximately 8 centimeters by 6 centimeters.  It is  decorated with a winged creature which looks to me to have a human body and a bird's head.  Any help with identifying this lamp and the creature would be appreciated.  Pogh_poor


Title: Re: Interesting Oil Lamp with a Winged Creature with a human body and a bird's head?
Post by: otlichnik on February 16, 2021, 03:30:17 pm
I hope the experts weigh in, but I am afraid that I find the style and "patina" worrying.

SC


Title: Re: Interesting Oil Lamp with a Winged Creature with a human body and a bird's head?
Post by: Jay GT4 on February 16, 2021, 03:44:24 pm
I have to agree, it looks "off" to me as well.  Any evidence of discoloration on the spout from being lit?


Title: Re: Interesting Oil Lamp with a Winged Creature with a human body and a bird's head?
Post by: Strobilus2 on March 17, 2021, 09:35:26 pm
I'm afraid this lamp is certainly a tourist-grade fake. Probably from Syria.