A Byzantine Pillar Oil Lamp | 6th-8th century AD

This is a terracotta lamp with a tall pillar. At the top of the lamp, a lion's claw sits with a nozzle to each claw. There is a reflector to the rear that is decorated with a geometric ornament. The terracotta lamp has white pigmentation throughout.

Date: 6th-8th century AD

Size: 143 mm / 192 grams

Provenance: Purchased in 2020 from a London specialist auction. Formerly with a private collector in Essex, UK.

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