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Mrs.Bennett's loves5 of 5Baked clay stone doll found in back yardCanyonRoad----->Peculiar African Terracotta Sculpture w/Clockwise Swastika , Thrift Shop Find - An Urn???
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    Posted 5 years ago

    quinn51
    (3 items)

    My Mystery beauty"s , feed back please .. would love to know some history on what I have here ...

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    1. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      It would help if you would provide further information, material, size, where obtained, also photos of the underside, any marks.
    2. vetraio50 vetraio50, 5 years ago
      Rotunda form.
      Salome within?
      Is it a lamp?

    3. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 5 years ago
      its an architectural model form of a classical temple, most were made of bronze and with a stepped marble base. This one is made of spelter and not sure if it is copper or copper plate spelter (hard to tell from photo.) Usually these were not made into lamps, I have a pair of upscale ones in gilt bronze and marble. In pairs they make a great decoration for firplaces.
    4. mcheconi mcheconi, 5 years ago
      This is a representation of the Roman Temple of Vesta and the girl is a vestal or a priestess of the goddess Vesta. A nice piece.
    5. bladerunner22 bladerunner22, 5 years ago
      I don't think vestal or priestess of Vesta. They controlled the sacred fire which there is no fire or hearth here, and usually always in groups of 3 they appear.
    6. mcheconi mcheconi, 5 years ago
      bladerunner22, maybe a not very accurate representation, with all the proper symbols on it, but a stylized one? Can't think of anything else about a building with this shape and a nude girl inside it. Take a look at this one:

      http://www.eburytrading.com/item.php?id=temple-of-vesta-lamps
    7. mcheconi mcheconi, 5 years ago
      Also, there are roman coins that depict the temple of Vesta with the goddess standing inside of it like in this one: http://www.romanreligion.org/content/wp-content/uploads/VestaTemple_coinreverse.jpg
    8. Kydur Kydur, 5 years ago
      Is that a switch or push-pull button of some sort on the base? What does it turn on/off?
    9. quinn51, 5 years ago
      kydur thank you for your interest , it s a switch to turn lamp on and off
    10. quinn51, 5 years ago
      mcheconi thanks for your time this piece some one transformed into a lamp, i dont know much on antiques, it was just my night light on my dresser
    11. mcheconi mcheconi, 5 years ago
      quinn51, it's a pleasure to be able to help. I would like to add another piece of info: the female figurine in your piece is wearing a veil on her head and this also matches the representations of Vesta and her priestesses as you can check here:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vestal_Virgin

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