A LATE ROMAN OIL LAMP OF THE HOLY LAND

A LATE ROMAN OIL LAMP OF THE HOLY LAND


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Roman: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1330116

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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.

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Bibliography:

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