Late Roman/Byzantine/Early Christian Style Terracotta Pottery Oil Lamp

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Seller: buzzybee333 (1,585) 100%, Location: Southampton, Hampshire, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 223704480026 Late Roman/Byzantine/Early Christian Style Terracotta Pottery Oil Lamp - Museum replica?Description:A pottery oil lamp in the late Roman/Byzantine style of 400-600 AD, measuring approx 5.5" (14 cm) in length, or lenticular shape with a simple lug handle, pointed spout and circular filler hole. The entire upper surface is decorated between the shoulder and raised rim with a scrolling curvilinear design in raised relief surrounding what appear to be early Christian crosses. The central channel bears Greek lettering in raised relief, and the lug and shoulder are decorated with simple circles and further crosses to the lug. The base is decorated with a circular medallion of four crosses around a central wheel. Manufactured from red terracotta, apparently burnished and stained with oil. The oil lamp is in exceptional condition with only a few minor chips to the lug and central opening and with an area of abrasion to the base. I have no idea of the origin of this piece but, owing to the condition, it may be a high quality museum replica, possibly of some age.Dimensions:Approx length: 14 cm (5.5"). Approx maximum width: 10 cm (4.8"). Approx max height: 5.5 cm (2.2"). Approx weight: 180 gCondition:Excellent condition with a few minor chips and some abrasion to the base. ShippingCombined postage for multiple items:Postage up to 2 kg: £6.00 2-5 kg: £8.50 5-10 kg: £10.00Buyers may wish to collect if local.Packing:All items are packed carefully to withstand the rigours of shipping. Please see my feedback comments regarding quality of packaging and contact me if you have any specific shipping requirements.Delivery time:All items are normally posted within two days of payment. Prices quoted are usually for Royal Mail 2nd Class economy delivery (3-5 working days) or (for items over 2 kg) Parcelforce 48 hour delivery. If you prefer a faster service or require signed-for delivery, please contact me for a quotation.International Postage:Quoted International shipping prices are set automatically by Ebay through their Global Shipping Programme. If you would like an alternative delivery service, please contact me prior to bidding. I will post to the following countries: United States, Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia. If you would like to bid from another country, please contact me before bidding. I regret that I cannot accept bids from international where the postage will be more than £25 to send the package international signed for.Due to the cost of postage, no returns will be accepted from items sent overseas.INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CUSTOMS DEPT OF CERTAIN COUNTRIES IMPOSE DUTY / TAX WHICH IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BUYER.PaymentI accept the following payment methods:PayPalCash on collectionPlease contact me if you have any questions.ServiceI try hard to be accurate when describing the items - please study the description and photographs carefully and don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. All sizes are approximate. All of my items are classed as used - they may therefore show signs of minimal wear. Any more significant defects will be mentioned in the Condition Statement. If I have misrepresented the item or it is damaged in transit I will provide a full refund. Please contact me with any questions or for additional photos. Condition: Excellent condition - see item description, Colour: Brown, Material: Earthenware, Type: Lamps

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