Superbly crisp example of a North African Red Slipware lamp showing a stylised cross symbol ornamented within a square (probably intended to represent the jewelled cover of the gospels). This is complemented by further Christian motifs - bishops' croziers - on the shoulder.
Length 12.5 cm (5")
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Hayes Type II.
A similar lamp with an identical central motif is in the Louvre (Hoff, 126).
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