A BYZANTINE CLAY OIL LAMP FROM ANTIOCH
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Christian: stock #792238
c. 5th Century B.C.- 6th Century B.C.
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 , “Ancient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collection”, (Jerusalem, 1978)
Noam Adler, “Oil Lamps of the Holy Land”, (Jerusalem, 2005)
Srdjin Djuric, “Ancient Lamps from the Mediterranean”,(Eika Publishing, 1995)