Gaetano Pesce, Prototype Moloch, adjustable floor lamp, 1970-72. 360 cm maximum height. Made by Bracciodiferro, Italy.
Pesce named his lamp after the ancient Ammonite god Moloch, to whom certain Levantine tribes sacrificed children by fire. Fed by the offspring of its own progenitor, Pesce’s lamp derives from designer Jac Jacobsen’s “L-1” adjustable lamp (1937), of which Norwegian manufacturer Luxo has produced more than 25 million examples. Source Phillips.com