A Byzantine/early Islamic terracotta oil lamp, c. 600-800 A.D.

A Byzantine/early Islamic terracotta oil lamp, c. 600-800 A.D.

Code: 2071

£65.00
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Description: A grey-black terracotta oil lamp of robust form, the sloping shoulder decorated with moulded swirls and stylised leafy tendrils. The lamp has a stub handle and a sub-circular moulded rim to the filler hole. Overall surface wear, an irregular shallow chip on the underside of the wick projection, but a good example of the type, probably from Syria or Palestine.

Size: 102 mm/4 ins. in length

Culture: Byzantine/early Islamic

Date: c. 600-800 A.D.

Provenance: From the estate of a deceased Essex collector.