Pair French Bronze Urns after the "Sosibios Vase" as Lamps
Pair French Bronze Neo-Classical Urns with Black Marble Fluted Plinths-Mounted as lamps, Wired UK.
The bronze urns are in the style of the "Sosibios Vase", thus named after the Athenian Sculptor, Sosibios. His name is engraved along the principle side of the original vase.
The vase depicts the Gods Apollo, Artemis and Hermes leading a Bacchanal procession.
The vase is created in the 'Neo-Attic' style, circa 50BCE, likely towards the end of the Republic in Rome. It was most likely sculpted to decorate a garden or villa, and may have been used as a fountain.
The vase was part of the Royal Collection of Louis XIV in 1692 but was confiscated during the revolution. It is now situated in the Louvre.
The famous classical vases such as this and the Townley Vase which depict a Bacchanal procession were popularised in the 19th Century.