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58.67 -

This transparent green oil lamp is mold-blown in the form of a deep bowl with three handles of suspension curving from the tubular folded rim to diagonally fluted body. The ring-shaped base is formed from a separate coil. This type of three-handled lamp is commonly found on church and synagogue sites of the early Byzantine period, 400-600 AD. Complete unbroken examples are rare.

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61.66 -

Coptic tapestry woven oval textile fragment from a tunic, black on brown background with birds and fish on border, two figures and tree in center. In the Byzantine period artisans transformed the imagery available to them to relate to Christian iconography, such as is seen in the central image of Adam and Eve and the tree of life on the fragment here.

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61.65 -

Coptic Egyptian black on brown tapestry woven textile fragment, square with medallion center, border decorated with putti, animals, and vegetal designs. This fragment shows the classical motifs of the spiral and wave pattern in the borders. Craftsmen had at their disposal a vast storehouse of images, many of which circulated in the form of patterns, a few of which have survived on pappyri. Examples of classical imagery are seen on this tunic fragment.

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Coptic embroidered textile with three orant figures, upright with arms raised in prayer. The figures on the left and right are shown with cross medallions on their garments. The center figure is shown with long hair or a head covering. Frontal views of faces with large, wide-set eyes are typical of Coptic figural art. The fragment is possibly from a garment, altar hanging, or curtain. A similar textile has been described as a 5th century Coptic curtain fragment.

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67.13 -

This translucent pale green bottle has a broad cylindrical body with the base indented for stability, and long cylindrical neck widening into a funnel at the top. Three thick threads coil around the neck funnel. The vessel is freeblown green glass; there are areas of sandy crust, and a silvery multicolor iridescence.

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67.28 -

Translucent blue-green double unguentarium, a small vessel that holds oils or other cosmetic liquids, with a thick thread zig-zagged from rim to neck, and thinner threads spiraling down the body. This free blown unguentarium is in the form of two joined tubes with a rounded base.

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67.45 -

This translucent pale green, everted rim flask has a cylindrical neck, flat round body, and rounded bottom showing a pontil mark. Translucent dark blue green glass was used for two applied handles connecting shoulder to rim, and two coils, one each below the rim and one at the base of the neck. Hand blown. Silvery iridescence.

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67.88 -

This bottle is made of clear freeblown glass and has accumulated encrustation and iridescence. Transparent and colorless, the bottle has a flared rim, narrow neck widening into a bulbous body, and ring base with an indentation in its center. Three threads are trailed around the middle of the neck at the narrowest point.