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Byzantine Oil Lamp - BB.1555
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 400 AD to 600 AD
Dimensions: 3.25" (8.3cm) high x 2.30" (5.8cm) wide
Collection: Byzantine Art
Medium: Terracotta

£200.00
Location: Great Britain
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A lamp such as this might have lit homes at the dawn of the Christian era. A metaphor of joy and prosperity, for hope, for life itself, lamps have illuminated the path of civilization for centuries. They have guided great thoughts through the night, stood vigil with lonely passions. In the presence of this simple object, we are in touch directly with a vanished world, with the people once warmed by its glow. Today it remains as an enduring symbol of man's desire to conquer the darkness. - (BB.1555)

 

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