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Bronze lampstand

Period:
Late Imperial
Date:
ca. 4th century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 5 13/16 in. (14.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
Purchase, 1901
Accession Number:
01.17.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
The stand is associated with the bronze lamp (01.17.2) that fits on the tapering pricket at the top, but such stands could also be used as candlesticks.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1310, pp. 375-76, New York: Gilliss Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 36, fig. 42, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. p. 36, fig. 42, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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