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Lamp, Oil, E44.137

Physical Description

Mouldmade plastic lamp in the form of a man riding a dolphin. The man is a winged god figure with a lotus bloom behind him. He appears to be wearing a helmet or Phrygian cap. He holds a bud in his raised right hand and wears a cloak. The drapes of the cloak are the only decoration on the otherwise plain back. Rounded, flat-topped nozzle with a small wick hole protrudes from dolphin's mouth. Filling hole is between the figure's legs. The lamp stands unsteadily on an oval base, ringed by two incised lines.

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Measurements

Maximum dimensions (H x W x D): 105 x 125.2 x 55.8mm

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