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AN ISLAMIC TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP WITH CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Islamic: stock #1293637

c. 8th-9th Century CE

This mold-made, pear shaped, lamp sits on a ring base with a small conical handle. The shoulders are decorated with repeating bands of geometric designs leading to a raised rim around the fill hole. A central channel runs from fill hole to nozzle and includes a double-horned cross. This inclusion suggests that while made in the prevailing style of the period it was intended for a Christian clientele.

In excellent condition with natural patina present.

10 x 7.5 cm (3.94 x 2.95 inches)

Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).

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“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105)

AN ISLAMIC TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP WITH CHRISTIAN ICONOGRAPHY
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450.00 


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