BYZANTINE OIL LAMPS

£65.00/each

Measurements: lamp A: 7.8 cm - length, lamp B: 8.5 cm - length

 

Description: A quaint pair of Byzantine red pottery lamps, most commonly known as slipper lamps. The decoration of both lamps is typically abstract, depicting lines and vine scrolls in relief. The wick holes are both slightly blackened from use. Lamps such as these are occasionally known as animal head lamps, due to the appearance of the knob on the handle. Lovely, affordable pieces of antiquity. Price is for each item, please state any preference while ordering. Items do not come with stands. Item B is SOLD.

 

Period: 5th – 8th century AD

 

References: Wesleyan University

 

Condition: Very fine with slight encrustations to the base of the lamp and near the wick holes. Traces of usage and minor chipping to the surface possible.

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