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BI3

Reference: BI3 / Cat. No.

Period: Byzantine / Islamic

Origin: Palestine

Date: 600 800 AD

Description:
On nozzle: Greek letters ω φ (omega, phi).

Manufacture: Mould made.

Condition: Restored damage to r. side.

Notes:
Cf. BMC III, Q2328 (alpha on nozzle); Adler, 980; Djuric, C329; Kennedy, 775; Rosenthal & Sivan, 538; Israeli & Avida, 436, 447-8.
Kennedy Type 23A.



Comments:
The Greek letters on the nozzle are possibly meant to be read upwards from the wick-hole in conjunction with the standard decorative curls above them as φως (phi, omega, sigma), the Greek word for 'light'.



BI3



Last edited: 03-10-2009

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