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Overall: 42.6 x 16 cm (16 3/4 x 6 5/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1954.597.b
Numerous oil lamps of various shapes and sizes have survived from the late Roman and early Byzantine periods. Most served a basic utilitarian function and were plainly fashioned from clay or bronze. However, a few more elaborate examples, such as this one, have survived in silver. Embellished with an elegant horse-head handle, this lamp was made to fit on the nearby stand, thus offering its owner flexibility of function.
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