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Roman Oil Lamp: CUPID (MODERN Reproduction) - Ancient Art & Antiquities

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Seller: hix.antiquitatis (698) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 282003550323 Roman Oil Lamp: CUPID (MODERN Reproduction) A Roman style oil lamp forgery with an image of a pudgy winged cupid (Greek: Eros) facing forward in the center discus. A garland ring decorates the outer rim. MODERNLength: 4.5 in. (11 cm).Intact. This piece is a great example of the many mistakes that can be made by the forger. The vase is too heavy, the edges are still sharp showing no sign of ancient wear, soil has been superficially rubbed into the recess to create the illusion that the piece was excavated, soot has been rubbed on the nozzle to mimic ancient use, the iconography is poorly understood and executed, Cupid's wings are detached, his legs are in an impossible pose, he holds an open flame rather than a torch in his right hand, his left arm is missing entirely, the garland is a muddle of incongruous shapes Formerly in a Rhineland, Germany private collection since the 1970's. GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC AND AS DESCRIBED HIXENBAUGH ANCIENT ART, NEW YORK Member: Appraisers Association of America (AAA) Art and Antique Dealers League of America (AADLA) Confederation Internationale des Negociants en Oeuvres d'Art (CINOA) See our 'about me' page for our credentials and expertise. All antiquities we handle are authentic and legally acquired. Every piece is accompanied by a complete description with photo and signed guarantee of authenticity. See our web site for more examples of fine ancient art.

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