Byzantine Pottery

After the fall of the western part of the Roman Empire, the remaining part in West Asia and Egypt kept continued to use Roman style red pottery. By around 700 A.D., after Heraclius, Byzantine potters began to make tin-glazed pottery, just like in the neighbouring Umayyad empire. This glazed pottery looked a lot like the Islamic glazed pottery, and continued to be used all through the rest of the Byzantine empire.

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Byzantine 'Lozenge Panel' Ceramic Oil Lamp 027286

Byzantine 'Lozenge Panel' Ceramic Oil Lamp
Ceramic, 140 grams, 13 cm. 5th-7th century AD. A moulded ceramic oil lamp with triangular fin handle and D-shaped nozzle; on the discus a border of quatrefoils and roundels, surrounding a lozenge with scrolls and a central aperture; on the underside a low basal ring. Very fine condition. Provenance: ex UK art market, acquired prior to 1985.
£350.00

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Byzantine 'Lozenge Panel' Ceramic Oil Lamp 027286
Byzantine 'Christian' Decorative Vessel 023712

Byzantine 'Christian' Decorative Vessel
Ceramic, 1.8 Kg, 32.5 cm. Circa 13th-14th century AD. A large ceramic vessel with globular body, low flared base and narrow neck; the body decorated on the shoulders with panels of rosettes within rectangular ropework borders; a narrow collar to the lower neck and slightly inverted rim; the fabric red-brown with mica inclusions. Very fine condition. Provenance: from an important collection of Christian artefacts formed in the 1970's and 1980's; the property of a City Gentleman.
£550.00

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Byzantine 'Christian' Decorative Vessel 023712


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