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