Seller: warandpeacecollections (1,197) 100%, Location: La Mesa, California, Ships to: US, Item: 122245751448 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Terracotta “High Handle” Oil Lamp, Northern Syria, 5th -6th Century AD. Made of orange terracotta with minute traces of red slip; high, flat ribbed handle; steep shoulders; ridge around discus and nozzle forming a channel; geometric pattern on lower portion of lamp; considerable incrustation, particularly on the base; traces of carbon at nozzle; intact with calcified surface deposits attesting authenticity; mold made. “High-handle” lamps such as this have been attributed to 5th-6th Century Antioch. They have been found in Syria dated to this period and are much less common elsewhere, even in areas as close as Palestine.SOME ATTRIBUTE LAMPS LIKE THIS AS LATE AS THE 7TH CENTURY, PLACING THEM SQUARELY IN THE ISLAMIC PERIOD IN SYRIA. FROM A VERY OLD COLLECTION IN THE UNITED STATES. cf. Schloessinger Collection 503 (shape). L: 11.0cm; W: 6.7cm; H: 5.3cm (AKA 4-1/4" LONG) SHIPPING IN USA ONLY. Condition: OVERALL VERY GOOD WITH NO RESTORATIONS OR REPAIRS. THERE IS SOME WEAR AND MINOR CHIPPING TO THE EDGES. CALCIFIED INCRUSTATION AS TO BE EXPECTED.