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Lamp - modern or ancient? (2)

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tkonnova:
Hi all,

Ive got another lamp, not sure if it is authentic or not. Any help with attribution would be greatly appreciated =)

Thanks all!

Strobilus:
This type of lamp was made in the Levantine region of northern Jordan and parts of northern Israel in the 6th - early 7th centuries AD.

Although lamps from this region have been extensively faked, this example does appear to be authentic from the images.

tkonnova:
Hi all,

Thanks Strobilus, that certainly looks right from other examples of the type you suggested.

Can anyone suggest a method of cleaning i might use to remove more of the sandy/crusty dirt that is encasing my lamp?

Thanks all!

seth:
id say you leave it be. the deposits dont affect the details as far as i can see in the pics.

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