Lamps such as these, in varying sizes, were found in cemeteries such as the Kerameikos in Athens and date to the 7th century BC. The decoration is formulaic, as is typical of the geometric style: the repetition of motifs in the painting of the 7th century BC echoes the literary use of epithets and short repeated phrases in works such as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

Hand-painted for us in Greece.

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dimensions Length: 14cm Diameter: 9cm

geometric oil lamp - grazing birds

  • Code: VO-304
  • Status: In Stock
  • £30.00

  • excl tax: £25.00

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