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LOT 0283

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GBP (£) 150 - 200
EUR (€) 170 - 230
USD ($) 210 - 280

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£108 (EUR 125; USD 150) (+bp*)

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Ghaznavid Decorated Slipper Oil Lamp

12th century AD

A bronze oil lamp with open top and square-section nozzle, loop to the rear with tongue-shaped thumbpad, the thumbpad with punched ring-and-dot detailing and balustered neck; both of the sidewalls with incised rosette and interlaced quatrefoil motifs, separated by a band of scrolls. 124 grams, 15.2cm (6"). Fine condition.

Provenance
Property of a London gentleman; previously acquired on the UK art market in the 1990s; formerly in a 1980s collection.