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BYZANTINE, MEDIEVAL AND EARLY CHRISTIAN ART

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9752. A BYZANTINE BRONZE CENSER HANDLE. Israel, ca. 6th-8th century AD. The handle with fish atop, swan below and four coiled serpents. 5.7 inches. Rare and unusual. Found in the Holy Land. On custom stand. $2500 estimate.
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9753. A BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with open spout, leaf and ring handle and two side knobs, engraved designs on the handle. 5.1 inches. $1250 estimate.
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9754. A RARE BYZANTINE LAMP WITH INSCRIPTION, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with 7 wick holes and 2 lines of Greek inscription probably reading EULOGIA THC QEOTOKOU EPIGRAMA IWANNOU. Anawati erroneously translates this as 'Eulogia of our brother Theotokos, inscription of John' however Theotokos is properly translated as 'mother of God'. 3.5". See Anawati 247 & 248 & Qedem 8, 580 & 581 for similar examples. Very Rare $3500 estimate.
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9755. A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The large lamp with animal head handle and finely detailed raised designs. 5.4 inches. Crack along mold seam. $250 estimate.
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9756. A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with animal head handle and finely detailed raised designs. 4 inches. Intact. $350 estimate.
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9757. A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with cross-like star on the handle and finely detailed raised designs. 4.75 inches. Line at filler hole. $350 estimate.
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9758. A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with channel spout and finely detailed raised designs. 4 inches. Flake to handle. $350 estimate.
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9759. A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with tab handle and raised designs. 4 inches. Intact. $350 estimate.
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9760. A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with tab handle and raised designs. 3.4 inches. Intact. $350 estimate.
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9761. A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with an early Christian cross and raised designs. 3 inches. Intact. $1250 estimate.
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9762. A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP, ca. 5th-8th century AD. The lamp with an early Christian cross and raised designs. 3.6 inches. Intact with some abrasion to under surface. $1250 estimate.
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9763. A CARVED BYZANTINE BONE STYLUS, ca. 5th-8th century AD. 6.1 inches. $650 estimate.
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9764. A FINE ROMANESQUE MARBLE LINTEL, ca. 9th-12th century. The piece carved with a lion holding a serpent in his mouth, a male head above. 5.5 x 10.5 x 19 inches. Excellent condition. Extremely rare. Free standing. $12,500 estimate.
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9765. AN EARLY CHRISTIAN OIL LAMP, ca. 4th-5th century AD. The red glazed lamp with a standing crowned male holding staff? and shell? on the discus. Likely a Biblical patriarch any additional identification appreciated. 4.6 inches. Choice condition. $1750 estimate.
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9766. A ROMANO-BRITISH ENAMELED BROOCH, ca. 4th-5th century. Of rhomboidal form with inlays of white, blue and orange enamel remaining. Pin lost. 1.5 inches. $2500 estimate.
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9767. A DARK AGES GILT BRONZE INLAY. Possibly Frankish or Vandalic, ca. 5th-7th century. The rectangular inlay with a molded panther on a checkered background. Traces of gilding with more on back covered by light deposits. 20 x 25mm. Better than image. Rare. $1950 estimate.
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9768. A CHOICE BYZANTINE MARBLE STELE WITH LENGTHY INSCRIPTION. ca. 4th-6th century AD.

ETOUS ROH MH DEIOU K- [Year 178. 20th day of the month of Deios]
MELITINH DHMHTRIOU SARDI [Melitine, the wife of Demetrios, the Sardian]
ANH KAI MHTRAS MHTRODW [and Metras the son of Metrodoros]
ROUOU OS AUTHS KATESKE- [who erected/built this]
ASANTO ANHMEIOU (MEL)I [Anemeios' wife or daughter (Mel)i-]
TINH MEN.HTRATW EAUTHZ [-tine herself for Men. Etratos]
ANDRIPEGENH MENW IEREI [Andripegene for Menon the priest]
TOU DIOS DRITTOU TOU DIAGENOUZ [of Zeus, son of the third Diagenes(who lives)]
KAI DHMHTRIW TW UIW MHTRAS [and Metras for Demetrios his brother,]
DE TW PATRI KAI TW ADELFW [and Menekration for his father and brother]
MENEKRATIWN KAI APFIAS KAI [and Apphias and]
STRATWNEIKH TW PATRI KAI TW [Stratoneike for their father and]
ADELFW ERAOGENHS TW MHTR- [brother, Eraogenes for his mother,]
W SEORTILLA TW U KERW KAI TW DA- [Seortilla for her deceased son(?) Keros and]
ERI SEKOUNDA KAI DHMHTRIOS KAI [Secunda for Dero(?) and Demetrios and]
ONHSIMOS TW QREYANTI. CAIRE. [Onesimos for their nurse. Farewell.]
18 x 36 x 3 inches. In two sections with clean break with minor flaking, the entire inscription readable except for a few letters which can be inferred. An especially large, crisp and ornate example. Museum quality. $65,000 estimate.
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9769. AN IMPORTANT WELL PRESERVED MEDIEVAL CHILD'S SHOE, found in the river Mosel near Trier. Because of the style the shoe might be attributed to the 15th century, but the find place also produced Frankish artifacts so an earlier attribution is just as possible. 16 cm, intact. An excessively rare complete medieval shoe in a wonderful state of preservation. $9500 estimate.
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9770. AN EARLY CHRISTIAN OIL LAMP, c. 4th-6th century. The redware lamp with a krater and other motifs on the discus. 4.5". $1350 estimate.
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9771. A BYZANTINE BRONZE VESSEL, ca. 5th-10th century AD. With conical body, high neck and wide pouring rim. 7 x 10 inches. Repaired with seams patched. Rare. $2500 estimate.
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