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An Early Christian/Byzantine Oil Lamp, 4th - 7th century AD
Reference No: MT205
An Early Christian/Byzantine Oil Lamp, 4th - 7th century AD
Price : $ 300
EUR 276.60 GBP 236.73 AUD 460.26
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Syro-Palestinian type; this mould-made ovoid shape lamp has a flat rim around the filling-hole, and eight-shaped ridge encompassing both holes, making the inner edge of the shoulder with radiating ribs filling the space from the ridge to the carination.  A slightly raised image of a cross sits between the filling-hole and the wick-hole.   At the rear is a triangular handle.  Reference: Srdjan Djuric, Ancient Lamps from the Mediterranean (Toronto) 1995. Catalogue C308.

Condition: Intact and in excellent condition whith only minor wear to the surface.  Modern identification numbers applied in black pigment to the base.

Dimensions: Length 4.5 inches (11.4 centimeters)

Provenance: Private Maryland collection.