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Oil lamp

4th–6th century A.D.

Terracotta

4.7 × 5.5 × 9.5 cm (1 7/8 × 2 3/16 × 3 3/4 in.)
The Yale-British School Excavations at Gerasa
1929.656
Geography: 
Excavated in Gerasa, Jordan
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Gerasa (Jordan)
Period: 
Byzantine
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Excavated by the Yale-British School Excavations at Gerasa, present-day Jordan, 1928–34; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Helen C. Evans and Brandi Ratliff, Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition, 7th–9th Century, exh. cat. (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012), 187, no. 126A.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.