A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Christian: stock #1213927
c. 350-500 A.D.
A pear shaped mold made oil lamp with linear decoration on the shoulders and a stylized eight pointed star above the nozzle. The wick and fill holes are each bordered by a raised rim with the nozzle showing signs of use. A loop handle and ring base are present.
In excellent and original condition. Found in Bethlehem.
3.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 inches (8.89 x 6.35 x 3.81 cm)
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Noam Adler, â€śA Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collectionâ€ť, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).