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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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