You are considering a very attractive ancient richly decorated oil lamp lantern with a looped handle, large body with a square opening for inserting the oil lamp, shaped holes and decorated windows all around the body. The way the lanterns were employed was probably as a holder for the lamps.However, other means of lighting could have been used. The lantern could also have been used with coals or other means of making light ...click for details
We are very pleased to offer this extremely rare style ancient Roman clay heighly decorated clay oil lamp known as "BEIT NATIF". The oil lamp is nicely decorated with geometric deign all around the shoulders with a lovely Peacock tail in high relief on the nozzle with soot marks. Unique looped handle. Beit Natif oil lamps rarely come with a looped handle like the one we have!