A BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP AND STAND
Catalog:Bronze:Christian and Jewish: stock #788100
c. 5th Century A.D.
A large and very rare Byzantine bronze oil lamp with stand. The lamp is decorated with a large cross from which hangs tweezers and a small pin, on the original bronze chain, used to clean the lamp nozzle and wick. The cover of the fill hole is present and incised with three concentric circles. Found in Bethlehem. Both the lamp and the stand are in excellent and original condition with a very nice patina.
13.89 inches (35.3 cm) high
Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority
D. M. Bailey, â€śA Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museumâ€ť, (London: 1978)
Y. Israeli and D. Mevorah, â€śCradle of Christianityâ€ť (Jerusalem: 2000)
Qedem 8 , â€śAncient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collectionâ€ť, (Jerusalem, 1978)