A LARGE BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Byzantine: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1262386

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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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c. 6th -7th Century A.D.

Mold-made with a large fill-hole and an integral nozzle with two wick holes present on a ring base. The nozzle is decorated with a stylized palm tree with two stylized “flights of stairs” on either side. A large handle is present and is decorated with four circles around a central raised dot. This may be a stylized cross or a reference to the five wounds of Christ.

In excellent and original condition. Found in Bethlehem.

5.9 x 3.32 x 3.66 inches (14.99 x 8.44 x 9.3 cm)

Bibliography:

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

Stanislao Loffreda, “ Light and Life: Ancient Christian Oil Lamps of the Holy Land”, (Franciscan Printing Press: Jerusalem, 2001)