Interesting Byzantine/Early Islamic Green Glazed Terracotta Oil Lamp

Item Description

C. 7th-8th century AD

An interesting green glazed oil lamp with low-relief decoration which are characteristic of the Roman pottery tradition. Although in the Middle East they used shallow open lamps which were later replaced by deeper pinched bowls that would have been imported from Greece during the Hellenistic period.

Intact with a nice glaze and fine detail and some light earthy surfaces deposits.

Ref: Similar example in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Accession Number: 61.150.5.

Old English Collection sold at the provincial auction in 2018.

94mm length



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