Offering a small, antique bronze oil lamp.
The lamp measures 3" in length and 2" in height at the handles crest so I assume this was a table top light.
The bronze is pretty green in places and there are spots that show corrosion.
This is from my family, and I understand that my aunt bought this in a souk, somewhere in the Middle east, sometime in the 1930's before WWII. I have no real idea as to its exact origin. Its shape is in the Roman style, however the handle appears to be a dragon with its tongue hanging out to lick the oil, or perhaps the flame. This would indicate a more Asian influence.
Or perhaps it's not a dragon. On the top of the bowl, chasing each other around the circle, are three animals in low relief. It's hard to see them well in the photos but they are lions or tigers.
The oil lamp is a marvelous little piece and despite age corrosion shows traces of its original beauty.