AN ISLAMIC TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Islamic: stock #1293638
c. 8th-9th Century CE
This mold-made, pear shaped, lamp sits on a ring base and has conical handle. The shoulders are decorated with concentric bands of raised geometric patterns with a central channel encompassing both of the fill hole and nozzle. This channel is also decorated with a geometric motif and two pellets.
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.
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)