BYZANTINE BRONZE STANDARD OILLAMP WITH LID

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BYZANTINE BRONZE STANDARD OILLAMP WITH LID

Pear-shaped body with circular nozzle, handle with openwork scrolls and central volute palmette; dome-shaped lid decorated with incised grooves, double knob on top, small square hole in base to stick the lamp on an tripod stand

Ex priv. coll. K.V., Germany, acq. before 2000
Dim. 9,8 x 20,4 cm. Nice dark green patina

6th – 8th cent. AD

Cf. H. Menzel, Antike Lampen, Mainz 1969, Nr. 692, Abb. 91,2

 5.500

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