A TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP FROM THE HOLY LAND
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Jewish: stock #1214666
c. 3rd-7th Century A.D.
Composed of a circular body, a slightly flared nozzle, a ring base and a horizontal loop handle. The shoulders and completely flat and are decorated with stylized foliate designs, some of which are still visible. Made in a two part mold with the handle later applied. Most likely produced in the area around Yavneh.
In very good and original condition with signs of use present.
3.5 x 2.4 x 1 inches (8.89 x 6.09 x 2.54 cms)
Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval of the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Yael Israeli and Uri Avida, â€śOil-Lamps from Eretz Israel: The Louis and Carmen Warschaw Collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalemâ€ť, p. 109.