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Ancient Near East, Holy Land, Late Roman Imperial to early Byzantine period, ca. late 4th to 7th century CE. A mold-formed terracotta oil lamp resting on a circular foot with a raised 'bullseye' motif, a rounded body with a carinated midsection, a wide fill hole in front of a squat conical handle, and a tapered wick spout. The fill hole is surrounded by a register of petite branches, and an abstract anthropomorphic face along the neck presents with curved brows and wide eyes with the wick spout doubling as the 'mouth.' 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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