A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum Vol IV


Lamps of Metal and Stone, and Lampstands by D.M. Bailey (British Museum 1996)

The fourth volume of the Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum details well over 500 lamps from the Museum’s renowned and extensive collection of ancient lamps. The author discusses the various metal alloys employed, the artisan shops and techniques and styles used in antiquity as well as a chapter on forgeries and reproduction. This extensive volume surveys decorative, votive and functional lamps from the Minoan period through the rise of Islam, including Cypriot, Greek, Hellenistic, Etruscan and Roman eras.

A must have edition for both collectors and lamp enthusiasts alike. Hardcover with dust jacket. 192 pages and 192 black & white plates, each with multiple items. Excellent condition!

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