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LRB208 - Click to enlarge


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LRB208 - Click to enlarge

 

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Reference: LRB208

Byzantine Christian lamp with face on handle

Period: Byzantine

Origin: Northern Levant (Antioch area)

Date: Late 5th - 6th century AD


A well-documented type from this region, the thick trangular handle of this example features a human face. The faces on these lamps clearly have a Christian significance but their identity is uncertain.

The body of the lamp is typical of the type: waisted top surface, steep shoulders and ring base. On this example a few traces of the dark red slip have survived on the mould join and elsewhere.


Manufacture: Mould-made

Size: Length 11.3 cm

Price:
£145.00

 

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Notes:
Cf. Israeli & Avida, 475; Djuric, C271.

Comments:
Although this is well-documented type, those actually bearing faces are quite rare.

Provenance:
Ex David Knell collection. Exported from Israel in October 2006.


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