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Ancient Near East, Holy Land, late Imperial to early Byzantine period, ca. 4th to 6th century CE. A lovely mold-formed pottery oil lamp with a circular foot, a tapered body, a petite conical handle, a wide fill hole, and a narrow wick spout. The sloped surface surrounding the fill hole is adorned with raised leafy vines, and the entire composition is enveloped in white pigment. A fine utilitarian example from the ancient Near East! Size: 2.3" W x 1.7" H (5.8 cm x 4.3 cm).
Provenance: private East Coast, USA collection
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