A BYZANTINE SLIPPER LAMP

A BYZANTINE SLIPPER LAMP


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Byzantine: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1330101

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 $400.00 
c. late 5th-8th Century CE

Composed of a piriform body on a ring base this lamp was produced in a two part mold during the Byzantine period. The fill and wick holes are both rimmed and the lamp is well decorated. Above the nozzle a palm tree, sometimes called the tree of life, is depicted. The shoulders of the lamp are decorated with curvilinear bands and dots.

In excellent condition.

3.74 x 2.75 inches (9.5 x 7 cm)

From an American collection acquired in Israel. Ships from the United States.

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Bibliography:

Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004.)