A LATE ROMAN OIL LAMP OF THE HOLY LAND
Catalog:Oil Lamps:Roman: stock #1330116
c. 3rd-4th Century CE
This small, ovoid shape lamp was developed from earlier Roman discus lamps and was produced in what is now southern Israel. The nozzle is a continuation of the body and is demarcated by a raised band above the wick hole. Above this line is a symmetrical cross within a circle. Two palm branches are present on the shoulders. The handle is diminutive. The lamp sits on a ring base, inside of which two concentric circles with dots serves as a makers mark.
In excellent condition.
3.14 x 2.44 inches (8 x 6.2 cm)
From an American collection acquired in Israel. Ships from the United States.
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Noam Adler, â€śA Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collectionâ€ť, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).