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A BYZANTINE BRONZE OIL LAMP AND STAND
c. 5th Century A.D.

A large and very rare Byzantine bronze oil lamp with stand. The lamp is decorated with a large cross from which hangs tweezers and a small pin, on the original bronze chain, used to clean the lamp nozzle and wick. The cover of the fill hole is present and incised with three concentric circles. Found in Bethlehem. Both the lamp and the stand are in excellent and original condition with a very nice patina.

13.89 inches (35.3 cm) high

Shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from the Israel Antiquities Authority

Bibliography:

D. M. Bailey, “A Catalogue of the Lamps in the British Museum”, (London: 1978)

Y. Israeli and D. Mevorah, “Cradle of Christianity” (Jerusalem: 2000)

Qedem 8 , “Ancient Lamps in the Schloessinger Collection”, (Jerusalem, 1978)


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