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Rare - Byzantine inscribed pottery oil lamp, 6th AD

Item #1127311

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You are considering a very rare ancient Byzantine highly decorated pottery oil lamp with a high curved handle and inscription all around the body related to Magic, dated from, 6th AD

Flat base in the shape of a pointed oval of the lamp. Decorative patterns composed of lines cover the upper part of the lamp while the base show a large branch with inscriptions on both sides.

Baggatti(1970) believed that the handle terminated in a horse's head suggested a relation with the Lurestan bronzes.
Our lamp, however, has a different animal's head. Baggati further stated that the lamps were introduced by the PERSIANS in A.D 614 - 630.

Ref. QEDEM, Monographs of the Institute of Archaeology - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (8) 1978. Page Number. 139

Measurements: Length: 9.5 cm - Width: 5.5 cm

Condition: Minor chip at the ear of the animal's head otherwise intact and in very good condition

Found in Jerusalem, Israel

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