Catalogue of Lamps in the British Museum, Volume...

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Author  Donald M. Bailey
Publisher  British Museum Press
Publication Date   December 31, 1996
ISBN  0714122068
Pages  192

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This fourth and final volume of the catalogue discusses almost 550 examples made of metal and a few of stone, and also some lampstands. The Museum's collection of metal lamps and stands are second to none in its quality and variety. The date range this volume covers is from the Minoan period and the Cypriote Late Bronze Age to the rise of Islam in the middle of the seventh century AD, and includes Greek, Hellenistic and Etruscan lamps. Each item is illustrated and the copper alloys are analysed in detail.

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