A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
Please refer to our stock # L.207 when inquiring.
c. Late 5th-8th Century CE
This slipper shaped lamp sits on a ring base and is decorated on the shoulders with a linear motif. The rim around the fill hole and the nozzle are both prominent with a stylized cross present between the two. The handle of the lamp is delineated by a single raised dot.
7.5 x 5.5 cm (2.95 x 2.16 inches)
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).
“Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalm 119:105)