Small 4" by 2.5" pottery oil lamp, with label on bottom indicating "3rd-6th cent."
My father took us to Peru and Equador in the late 1970's and returned with many pottery pieces; he sold most in the 1990's but left us these.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
A Pre-Columbian earthenware oil lamp
South American, possibly Third-Sixth Century
4 by 2 1/2 inches
CONDITION: pitted and worn
PROVENANCE: acquired in Peru or Ecuador in the 1970s
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