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Terracotta Oil Lamp, N. Syria, 5th-7th Century AD. ISLAMIC

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Seller: warandpeacecollections (1,384) 100%, Location: La Mesa, California, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 122245751448 Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 NOTE: BE AWARE OF THE NUMEROUS FAKES BEING SOLD AS ORIGINAL ANTIQUITIES, IT'S RAMPANT. THIS IS A GENUINE LAMP THAT HAS NOT BEEN RESTORED OR REPAIRED. IT IS IN UNTOUCHED CONDITION. 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.THIS COULD BE CHRISTIAN OR POSSIBLY ISLAMIC, IT WAS A TYPE USED BY BOTH IN THIS REGION. 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) I SHIPPING IN USA ONLY, BUT I PARTICIPATE IN EBAYS GLOBAL PROGRAM. 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.

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