Lot 449: Byzantine Oil Lamp with Crescent Reflector
December 6, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 6th-7th century AD. A bronze lamp with flared base, D-section bowl and nozzle, raised rim to the flat upper face, two pierced lateral lugs, loop handle to the rear with crescent reflector and small loop. Cf. Bailey, D.M. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. IV. Lamps of Metal and Stone and Lampstands, London, 1988, item 3797 for type. 493 grams, 15.5cm (6"). From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. [No Reserve]
Condition Report: Fine condition.