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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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Minor nicks to base, wick spout, and handle, with light char marks to front of wick spout, and softening to some raised details, otherwise intact and very good. Nice earthen deposits throughout.

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Roman / Byzantine Pottery Oil Lamp

Estimate $200 - $300Aug 26