|Object Name||Lamp, Oil|
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.
|Dimensions||H-3.75 Dia-4.5 inches|
|Year Range from||400|
|Year Range to||600|
5th century AD
6th century AD
|Exhibition and Publication History||
*"Queens College Art Collection," 1960, #158.
*"Ancient and Antique Glass in the Queens College Art Collection," 1976, #21, p.15. Irene Winter, Curator.
*"Art of the East," Klapper Library, 1985, #36.
*"Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey," GTM at Flushing Town Hall, March 9-April 29, 2012. A. Winter, A. Bauer, Curators.