Early Samaritan Clay Oil Lamp 400 - 500 A.D
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Jewish: stock #805086
Most probably this is Jewish Samaritan oil lamp decorated with pointed amphora and several bunch of grapes , pear shaped oil lamp with an elongated nozzle
four pointed star handle ,two circles on the base and two lines flanking the nozzle , part of the filing hole is broken
The population living in the Samaria region was mainly Samaritan but also included Jews, Christians and Pagans. The Samaritans developed a unique culture, including special symbols, art and lamps. The Samaritan lamps are characterized by their shape and decorations and appear from the end of the Roman period to the Early Islamic period. Other populations in the region used the lamps as well, and they are found throughout Israel and Jordan.
Culture - Period : Holy Land - Samaria 400- 600 A.D
Good Condition , not repaired and not restored
The lamp measures 9.1 cm long, 6.5 cm wide, and 3.5 cm high
Found in Sebastia - Samaria.
1- Israeli and Avida. Oil Lamps from Eretz Israel: The Louis and Carmen Warschaw Collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The Israel Museum: Jerusalem, 1988.
2-Adler, Noam. A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection. Old City Press: Israel, 2004.
Price Including :
1- Worldwide Shipping -Priority Mail
2- Lucite stand.
3- Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority .
4- Certificate of authenticity.