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A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Christian: stock #1314591

Late 5th- 8th Century CE

Often called slipper lamps due to their form, this lamps sits on a ring base and its handle is demarcated by a small dot. The shoulders are decorated with radiating lines and the nozzle depicts a stylized palm tree, sometimes called the tree of life.

In excellent and original condition with natural Holy Land patina present.

8.5 x 5.5 cm (3.34 x 2.16 inches)

Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Stanislao Loffreda, “Light and Life: Ancient Christian Oil Lamps of the Holy Land” (Jerusalem: 2001)

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 to my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalms 199:105)
A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
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