A BYZANTINE CLAY OIL LAMP FROM ANTIOCH
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Christian: stock #792238
c. 5th-6th Century A.D.
Made of buff clay with a red slip. Composed of an elongated body with extremely steep shoulders and a thick handle. A recessed band with concentric circles of designs surround the filling hole and extends to the wick hole and handle. This lamp is typical of the group which was produced in Antioch. In excellent and original condition.
4.33 x 2.4 x 2.16 inches (11 x 6.1 x 5.5 cms)
Plexiglas stand, shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
Qedem 8 , â€śAncient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collectionâ€ť, (Jerusalem, 1978)
Noam Adler, â€śOil Lamps of the Holy Landâ€ť, (Jerusalem, 2005)
Srdjin Djuric, â€śAncient Lamps from the Mediterraneanâ€ť,(Eika Publishing, 1995)