AN ISLAMIC TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP

AN ISLAMIC TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1213926
Biblical Artifacts
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at The Inbal Hotel, Liberty Bell Park, 3 Jabotinsky Street
P. O. Box 14646, Jerusalem 9114601, Israel
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 $275.00 
c. 8th -9th Century A.D.

This mold made lamp consists of a pear shaped body with a conical handle. It is decorated with several bands of geometric designs on the shoulders . A high rim is present around the fill hole extending down to the wick hole and creating a channel in which a six petaled flower is placed. A dot is placed on either side of the channel by the nozzle. The lamp sits on a ring base.

In excellent and original condition. Found in Jerusalem.

4.4 x 3.1 x 2.2 inches (11.17 x 7.87 x 5.59 cm)

Worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).