A LATE ROMAN OIL LAMP OF THE HOLY LAND
Please refer to our stock # WL.15 when inquiring.
c. 3rd-4th Century CE
This small, ovoid shape lamp was developed from earlier Roman discus lamps and was produced in what is now southern Israel. The nozzle is a continuation of the body and is demarcated by a raised band above the wick hole. Above this line is a symmetrical cross within a circle. Two palm branches are present on the shoulders. The handle is diminutive. The lamp sits on a ring base, inside of which two concentric circles with dots serves as a makers mark.
In excellent condition.
3.14 x 2.44 inches (8 x 6.2 cm)
From an American collection acquired in Israel. Ships from the United States.
Worldwide Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Noam Adler, “A Comprehensive Catalog of Oil Lamps of the Holy Land from the Adler Collection”, (Old City Press: Israel, 2004).