|Sale: CNG 72, Lot: 2820. Estimate $200.
Closing Date: Wednesday, 14 June 2006.
Sold For $275. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.
[Oil lamps] ROMAN. Syria-Palestine. Pottery oil lamp.
3rd-4th century AD. “Samaritan” type. Length 8cm. Mold-formed with grape vine around large open discus, equal-armed cross with pellets on slightly spatulate nozzle. Nub handle. Pinkish-red colored clay, a bit under fired, hence yellow in spots. Choice condition, some calcium deposit. Rare early Christian motif.
From the Dr. Robert B. Beckett Collection.