Ancient Early Byzantine Era Clay Pottery Oil Lamp, 5-7th AD, Nice Detail

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Seller: dianerblink (116) 100%, Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 273127676204 Piece description: Beautiful detail on oval lamp with very small upright handle. Color in photo may not be accurate but shows details better. Size: 4.5"L, 2.25"W, 1"T patterns: hashmarks and rectanglesbase: has a maker's mark of vine and indented circle, quite elaborate, see photoera: probably Byzantine 5-7th Century ADclay color: pink terra cotta You are purchasing this specific lamp. I do have others for sale on eBay. ( #7 ) Provenance: My father collected these objects while serving with the United Nations in the Middle East during the mid-1960's. I was a teenager at the time and recall how much he enjoyed collecting these lamps that were brought to him by the local villagers. He has since passed away and the family has decided to share them. You can read more about these lamps at RomQ Reference Collection of Ancient Lamps on line. There are many sources on the internet to assist you. I have not given a specific date on the lamps as I am not an expert but the authority that we consulted did place each lamp in a general time frame to assist the purchasers. Our family had them authenticated by an expert in the field and you can rest assured they are the real thing. My return policy will give you time to have your item authenticated if you feel better doing that. Condition: Fair considering the age of the piece., Provenance: Late Father's estate/read in description, Material: Pottery

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