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    Sale 5951

    Antiquities Including the Plesch Collection of Ancient Glass

    28 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 2

    A ROMAN CLEAR GLASS CONICAL LAMP

    LATE 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN CLEAR GLASS CONICAL LAMP
    LATE 4TH-5TH CENTURY A.D.
    The body with three applied oval blue glass blobs, wheel-cut bands above and below and around the ground down rim
    7½ in. (19 cm.) high


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    Cf. E. M. Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, Ostfildern-Ruit, 2001, pp. 267-268 for a discussion of their use as lamps. It is thought that those with rounded rims may have been used as drinking vessels.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (AGv 21); acquired from Christopher Sheppard, London, April 1994.