A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Christian: stock #1293636
c. Late 5th-8th Century CE
This slipper shaped lamp sits on a ring base and is decorated on the shoulders with a linear motif. The rim around the fill hole and the nozzle are both prominent with a stylized cross present between the two. The handle of the lamp is delineated by a single raised dot.
7.5 x 5.5 cm (2.95 x 2.16 inches)
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).
â€śYour word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my pathâ€ť (Psalm 119:105)