A BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP
Please refer to our stock # L.241 when inquiring.
Late 5th- 8th Century CE
Often called slipper lamps due to their form, this lamps sits on a ring base and its handle is demarcated by a small dot. The shoulders are decorated with radiating lines and the nozzle depicts a stylized palm tree, sometimes called the tree of life.
In excellent and original condition with natural Holy Land patina present.
8.5 x 5.5 cm (3.34 x 2.16 inches)
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity Included in Price.
Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Stanislao Loffreda, “Light and Life: Ancient Christian Oil Lamps of the Holy Land” (Jerusalem: 2001)
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 to my feet and a light unto my path” (Psalms 199:105)