Late Roman/Early Byzantine Bronze Oil Lamp Filler

Late Roman/Early Byzantine Bronze Oil Lamp Filler
4th - 7th century AD

A finely cast Late Roman - early Byzantine bronze oil lamp filler, with a globular container well supported by a narrowed ring base. It features a tubular sprout adorned by two knob protrusions with sensitive incisions resembling rosebuds, echoing the rear rosette terminal cast from a thin bronze sheet. Two lateral lugs extend from the rim, further elaborating this oil lamp filler’s delicate aesthetic appeal.

Oil lamps filler, such as this fine example, would have been used in either domestic or religious settings to replenish the oil lamps which were the main source of light at this time.

Measurement : 8.1 cm length ; 5 cm width

Provenance: Property of a North London gentleman; previously in a private collection formed in the 1990s.

Lot details
Late Roman/Early Byzantine
Oil Lamp Filler
Century/ Timeframe
4th - 7th century AD
Good Condition, See Photo
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