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Lot 448: Byzantine Oil Lamp with Cross Reflector

Antiquities: Day 1

by TimeLine Auctions

December 6, 2016

London, United Kingdom

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Description: 6th-7th century AD. A bronze oil lamp with small basal ring, piriform body with long nozzle and chamfered rim to the vent, hinged scallop lid, ring handle with thumb-pad and cruciform reflector. Cf. Bailey, D.M. A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum. IV. Lamps of Metal and Stone and Lampstands, London, 1988, item Q3800. 266 grams, 14.5cm (5 3/4"). From a German collection; acquired on the German art market before 1990. [No Reserve]

Condition Report: Fine condition; hole to underside for attachment of a separate flared base.

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