Artfully crafted brass lamp, depicting Ophiuchus. French, Circa 18770-1900. Lamp stands approximately 39 inches tall and has a shade diameter of 16 inches. Lamp has been plugged in and works perfectly, illuminating both the shade with one bulb, and the sculpture with another small 6 watt bulb. Ophiuchus is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is from the Greek serpent-bearer, and it is commonly represented as a man grasping the snake that is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations.