BYZANTINE BRONZE OILLAMP

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BYZANTINE BRONZE OILLAMP
Pendant lamp in shape of a bird with long curved beak with nut, small incised eye, closed wings indicated by ridges, upright striated tail; two loops on top of body for two chains terminating in one large ring; a hole in body and head for oil and air; legs with claws bent

Ex priv. coll. L.J., Netherlands, acq. from auction G&M, Germany 2014
H. 14,5 cm. Green patina with some brown corrosion

3rd-5th cent. AD

 4.500

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