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Roman, late Imperial to early Byzantine, ca. 4th to 5th century CE. A group of mold-made terracotta oil lamps from the late Roman to early Byzantine empires. The first lamp has a petite circular form, with recessed shoulders, a small wick spout, and a circular fill hole. A second lamp has a circular base with a shallow planta pedis (maker's mark), shoulders with repeating semicircular motifs, and a round wick spout. A third vessel features a slight concave base, a recessed tondo with elongated petal-shaped designs, and a small loop handle. The remaining two lamps, from early Byzantium, have tab-shaped handles, concentric circle bases, wide fill holes, long neck channels, and small wick spouts, one in a light-orange color and the other in chalky white. A beautiful ensemble for any collection! Size of largest (chalky white): 4" L (10.2 cm).

Provenance: private Carlton collection, Los Angeles, California, USA, acquired between 1965 and 1980

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#128019

Condition

Light-orange pottery Byzantine lamp has both top and bottom halves reattached with adhesive. All items have surface wear commensurate with age and use, light char marks to wick spouts, minor chips and losses to bodies and handles (where applicable), with earthen and mineral deposits throughout.

Starting Bid

$125.00

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Lot of 5 Ancient Roman / Byzantine Terracotta Oil Lamps

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Estimate $250 - $350
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