AN EARLY ISLAMIC/LATE BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP

AN EARLY ISLAMIC/LATE BYZANTINE TERRACOTTA OIL LAMP


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Holy Land: Pre AD 1000: Item # 804742

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 $480.00 
c. 7th-9th Century A.D.

An Early Islamic/ Late Byzantine mold-made lamp of Syro-Palestine manufacture. Composed of buff clay with a large filling hole surrounded by a triple molding. The elongated nozzle is sooty and bears a channel framed by high ridges. A high conical handle rises from the rear of the lamp. A large cross is present on the bottom of the lamp, a keel-ridge runs from the ring base. In very good and original condition. Very small, minor chip on base.

3.98 x 2.8 x 1.77 inches (10.1 x 7.1 x 4.5 cm)

Custom Lucite stand, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.

Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.

Bibliography:

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

Israeli and Avida, “Oil Lamps from Eretz Israel: The Louis and Carmen Warschaw Collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.”, (The Israel Museum: Jerusalem, 1988), p. 436, 446-452.