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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
Byzantine rule
Early Christian
Roman rule
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