This bronze oil lamp in the form of an ancient ship is based on terracotta boats and ships dating as far back as 2500BC.
Many of these are Cypriot in origin and date to the 4th century BC. Simple boat figurines were found in sanctuaries and tombs, and range from a basic vessel to a more sophisticated ship containing two or more passengers, and often with additional details such as a hull, stern and steering wheel. The human figures, typically Cypriot in style, were moulded in the round with animated facial features.
It is cast for us, in Greece, using the traditional 'lost wax' method. As nothing is mass-produced, there will inevitably be slight variations in patination and colouring from piece to piece. It is mounted on a marble base.
|dimensions||Height including base: 7.5cm Width: 3cm|
bronze ship oil lamp
- Code: BL-09
- Status: In Stock
- excl tax: £50.00