OIL LAMP : "The light of Christ enlightens all."
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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Pre AD 1000: item # 783699
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|Ancient Christian Byzantine Clay Oil Lamp with Greek Inscription “ "The light of Christ enlightens all" End of 5th to early 8th century AD. Very Good Condition.“ 8.9 cm long, 6.3 cm wide, and 3.0 cm high. Found in Jerusalem To either side of the stylized palm tree(?) are two devices which Loffreda considers symbols representing flights of steps descending into and ascending out of a baptismal pool. The inscription runs clockwise around the lamp. It begins facing the shoulders, then switches to facing the center of the lamp, and reads: ΦΩΣ (= "Light", with a lunate sigma) ΧΥ (abbreviation of ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ, = "of Christ") ΦΕΝ (abbreviation and dialect-influenced spelling of ΦΑΙΝΕΙ, = "enlightens") ΠΑΑΣΙΝ (spelling variation of ΠΑΣΙΝ, with an extra alpha and lunate sigma fused with iota, = "to all"). Price includes“ Packing, shipping and handling, insurance, Certificate of Authenticity, export approval from the Antiquities Authority in Israel. And Plexiglas stand, please allow 1 week for delivery. ***Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.*** ***Proverbs 13:9 The light of the righteous rejoices, But the lamp of the wicked will be put out. *** WHEN BUYING THIS LAMP YOU WILL ALSO RECEIVE A FREE BOOK ON HOLY LAND OIL LAMPS|