Byzantine Oil Lamp with Motifs of Birds

GBP 150.00

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Object Description

A finely crafted terracotta oil lamp from the Byzantine Empire. The central filling hole is surrounded by symmetrical imagery, with each half featuring two birds, likely doves, drinking from a bowl. Above the filling hole is depicted a bough, possibly an olive branch, whilst below it is a cross.

Date: Circa 9th-11th century AD

Object Condition

Excellent condition

Object Details

  • material
  • dimensions
    x D:10.6 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James
London
SW1Y 4AA