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 cms)
Custom lucite stand, worldwide shipping and Certificate of Authenticity included in price.
Export Approval from Israel Antiquities Authority.
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.