A rare Early Byzantine marble oil lamp, 6th - 7th century
Works of Art, Antiquities | O86kua | Online auction | 905 Lots
Hammer price € 440Show related lots
DescriptionMarble lamp with long open snout. Base and shaft undecorated, on the actual body of the vessel circular eye decoration in fields. The rim decorated with regular indentations. The latter and the circular eyes highlighted by dark inlays on the light marble. On the bottom remains of an old collection sticker. In old times broken and glued at the top of the shaft. Minimal chipping on the muzzle (on the inside right) and on the foot. Rare and because of its simple refinement impressive lamp. Height 13.5 cm.
Provenance: From a Viennese private collection.
Condition: II - Questions about the lot?