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Catalog number 58.67
Title Oil Lamp
Object Name Lamp, Oil
Description 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.
Medium/Material Glass
Dimensions H-3.75 Dia-4.5 inches
Year Range from 400
Year Range to 600
Search Terms 5th century AD
6th century AD
Ancient
Byzantine rule
Early Christian
Furniture
Glass
Lamp
Palestine
Roman rule
Syria
West Asia
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.
Culture Roman-Byzantine/Syrian/Palestinian