Byzantine-style oil lamp with Byzantine Greek letters

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dc.contributor CLARC CLARC 2013-11-11T00:48:57Z 2013-11-11T00:48:57Z 2013-11-10
dc.identifier.other 512
dc.description Late Byzantine, Provincia Syria-Palaestina, c. 500 – 638 C.E.
dc.description The egg-shaped terracotta lamp has a large rimmed hole on the large end and a small hole at the opposite end. A rim runs around both holes connected by a straight line and one diagonal raised line on either side. The large hole is also surrounded by what appear to be Greek letters of the Byzantine dialect, though they do not spell out any specific phrase, perhaps the result of an illiterate potter utilizing the letters for decorative purposes – a practice for which there is precedent. The base is of a double-rimmed circle. There is black residue around the spout, due to use, the surface chipped and caked in dirt.
dc.description Currently on display in the Mandel Center for the Humanities.
dc.description.sponsorship Brandeis University, Department of Classical Studies
dc.format.extent Height: 3.8 cm. (1.496”)
dc.format.extent Length: 9.5 cm. (3.74”)
dc.format.extent Depth: 6.4 cm. (2.519”)
dc.format.medium Ceramic
dc.language No linguistic content
dc.language.iso zxx
dc.rights Copyright held by CLARC.
dc.title Byzantine-style oil lamp with Byzantine Greek letters
dc.type Lamp June 1, 2016
dc.contributor.department Department of Classical Studies

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