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May 26 2014

Latest Addition: Persian bronze oil lamp with a seated bird on the attached hinged lid, from the Sassanian Period, 700-900 AD.

February 13 2014

Bronze Oil Lamp
Greece, 18th Century AD

Bronze oil lamp with Leda and the Swan, the head of the swan serving as the ansa.

Leda and the Swan is a story in Greek Mythology. Zeus, disguised as a Swan, in order to escape the watchful eyes of his wife Hera, seduced or in other versions raped the maiden Leda, daughter of the Aetolian king Thestius.

February 06 2014

Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic

Terracotta oil lamp with a bearded male face and decorative, carved designs. 
Ancient Egypt, Ptolemaic

Terracotta oil lamp with a stylized figure on top. 
Byzantine Oil Lamp
600 AD

Bronze oil lamp, with single spout on a pedestal base, decoratively incised scroll-work on the top. 
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