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Cypriot Byzantine Christian pottery oil lamp

SC17

£70.00

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A moulded pottery oil lamp decorated with a Christian cross around the central filling hole on the tondo.

Culture
Cyprus, Byzantine period, 6th to 8th Century AD

Size
9 x 7.6 cms

Condition
Handle lost, general surface wear and accretions as seen in the photographs

Provenance
Ex. collection: Major-General Edward Ranulph Kenyon CB CMG (1854-1937), Shropshire, UK; acquired in Cyprus between 1883-1886 and thence passed by family descent. ER Kenyon was Commissioner of Kyrenia in North Cyprus between 1883-1886 and a founder of the Cyprus Society.

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