London, South Kensington
29 April 2010
A BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP
CIRCA 5TH-7TH CENTURY A.D.
With an upright cross with flaring arms above a ring handle, the hinged lid in the form of a scallop shell, with a single upturned nozzle, on a flat round foot socketed to accommodate the pricket of a stand
4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long
From a private German collection formed in the 1990s.
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